a collection of works on giving and gratitude
“I’m working on the world, / revised, improved edition,” writes Nobel Prize–winning poet Wisława Szymborska—apt words for 2020. Amid this time of extraordinary challenges, Thanksgiving reminds us to be grateful—for those near and far, and for the stories that bind, remind, and inspire us. With that thought in mind, here is this year’s Gratitude collection: stunning works that explore the challenges and rewards of giving. From our table to yours, thank you for being part of our story.
The twinkling of an eye will take as long as I say.
Life is many things, and among the best of them, it is meals.
Giving has many faces: It is loud and quiet, big, though small.
I was constantly reminded that the apartment didn’t belong to us.
In my dreams I am better than myself.
“If I had plenty of land, I shouldn’t fear the Devil himself!”
I care only about the little body wiggling in that bassinet.