Wednesday, June 10, 2020


The human creature is a social animal and will derive companionship of soul from the unlikeliest sources. It will be fed by even the hint of a smile or twinkle of the eye from a passerby where no more vital companionship food is to be had.
~Michael R. Phillips

Being home for the pandemic has made our local community message board very active. Some posts have made me wonder why people are so awful, but there have been plenty of useful and even charming ones. People have enthusiastically embraced the Bear Hunt trend and our Pink Unicorn. Someone requested doing a jigsaw puzzle trade and got lots of takers (we left two on our stoop and received two). The Little Free Library owner down the street is trading homegrown seedlings for donations for our local food pantry.

A post that asked "What have you enjoyed during COVID19?" got dozens of replies: more time with family, improved traffic, baking, and gardening, for instance. One thing that was mentioned by a number of people is now much they liked finding kindness rocks on their daily walks. That prompted me to paint several rocks.

I'm taking a break from being regular with my posts, as you might have noticed :-) My daughter Ariana is starting a new medicine and that is enough scheduled activity for now.


Pop said...

Love the kindness rocks scattered a little happy Easter egg hunt.

And good luck to Ariana (and you).

jan godown annino said...

I love the news from your neighborhood, dear Tabatha!

And , O - that Black Lives Matter
painted smooth oval stone.
That could touch off a kindnes via gift rocks, trend.

Best health wishes to your daughter&
to her medicine woman mother.

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Of course you joined in! What a wonderful way to spread a little kindness, T. And IMHO, irregular posts just make them all the more special when they do happen. :)