It’s the time of year for gathering friends, lighting candles, piling bowls high with something decadent and filling, and hatching plans to dismantle the patriarchy once and for all. In reality, I made these soba noodles this week and then got to work on cutting egg cartons into something that can approximate a Goosey Loosey costume for a certain kindergartner’s class play. Here’s to daydreaming about what a different kind of gathering might include:
Cozy socks for keeping things casual.
Tall, tall tapers, for setting the mood.
A soft rug to sit on.
An herbal cocktail (minus the spirits).
A subtle scent.
And a bold bracelet.
In an effort to ground all of this make-believing in something a bit more down to earth, here’s a very real place to direct our attention:
Gather for Goats: Gather your coven and pitch in to buy a Syrian refugee family a goat that will provide their family with the sustenance and nutrition they need. $300 raised buys one goat and Lifting Hands International is a nonprofit hoping to raise funds to purchase 1000 goats for refugee families this fall. Ask for donations at your next friendly gathering. All donations made before October 31st will be doubled! (You can register a gathering or donate directly.)
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