23 Nov Counting my blessings: Counting you twice.
23 November 2020
By David Allen, Development for Conservation
Last year’s post from Thanksgiving week referenced Larry Smith’s Op-Ed from the NY Times asking readers to use the six-word form to make sense of 2020. The six-word story form idea was reportedly born at Mr. Smith’s Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family and was based on an anecdote attributed to Ernest Hemingway: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
I thought it would be fun to challenge the land trust (conservation) community to reflect on their COVID experience. Here’s some of what I got back:
- Her land protected, she felt fulfilled.
- His mountain view will never change.
- Pandemic mental health booster: Everybody outside!
- I’ll be buried in that meadow.
- 2021 can’t get here fast enough.
- Saving land makes it all worthwhile.
- Hold on tight! Don’t let go!
- Home Work. Garden never looked better.
- I’m tired of people. Going outside.
- Where are my pants with zippers?
- There is good in the world.
- I hate ZOOM. I love ZOOM.
- Conserving land helps with climate change.
- Dogs on a leash please – thanks.
- My toddler can say ‘conservation easement’.
- I miss working from home — alone.
- Grateful for meaningful work, health, sanity.
- Even the dog’s a little depressed.
- Grateful for donors’ attention and support.
- Thursday is sourdough bread baking day.
- Pandemic wine choice? All of them.
- Black Friday. More people outside instead.
That was fun; do it again!
- Sick of ZOOM. Remember the telephone?
- Pandemic 2021 – more preserve parking needed.
- Never before considered 2019 as nostalgic.
- How could we have exhausted Netflix?
- Working from home; Living at work.
Your turn. Post your six-word story in the comments, below.
Happy Thanksgiving everybody! Stay safe and stay well,
Photo by World Wildlife courtesy Stocksnap.io
PS: On a more serious note: Do you know someone who needs a lift this Thanksgiving? A call? A friendly voice? Take some time this year to reach out. It will lift you also.
PPS: In case you need the reminder, here’s the link to Alice’s Restaurant.
PPPS: Your comments on these posts are welcomed and warmly requested. If you have not posted a comment before, or if you are using a new email address, please know that there may be a delay in seeing your posted comment. That’s my SPAM defense at work. I approve all comments as soon as I am able during the day.