“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow human beings.”

[Herman Melville]


“We clasp the hands of those who go before us,

And the hands of those who came after us;

We enter the little circle of each other’s arms,

And the larger circle of lovers

whose hands are joined in a dance,

and the larger circle of all creatures,

passing in and out of life,

who move also in a dance,

to a music so subtle and vast

that no one hears it except the fragments.”

[Wendell Berry, Healing]


Hold hands, hold hearts. Bless each of us and all of us.