Hits are always shocking and leave us marked in some way. Sometimes we need them to make big changes in life; other times we take them because they come and we have little choice. Still other hits leave us shored up in our culture’s penchant to put arbitrary things on pedestals. Join us at the table to see what our writers had to say on the subject.
They keep us warm…we use them to blanket others with our care…knowledge is hidden beneath and between them. What do covers say about the lives we lead? In this issue, we’re here to talk about all the ways that they cover our days with warmth; how farmers cover the land with crops, how families cover us in ways hidden and exposed. And of course, there’s always room to sing along to your favorite cover.
The staff of life keeps us going, and so does the staff that makes it. We appreciate all those who work in the background to make our daily lives happen. Consider this our ode to them. This issue is all about the hidden inner workings of the seemingly ordinary day and the people who make it all occur.
We are all on a continuum of experience, a timeline that takes us from our earliest inception to our jumping off point back to the great unknown, to the formless and the free. In the meantime, there are points on the map, places where we get to encounter ourselves in our many phases. This is age. Come talk about it with us.
With its gorgeous lines and elegant curves, and its constant gentle striving, we celebrate the topic of GRACE. There is beauty here, but grace stands separate from mere beauty because it requires integrity and effort. It is a practice. And of course, let’s say grace, and give thanks for our food.
Inspired by one of our oldest known crops and one of our oldest known arts, we decided to explore and celebrate all the pot/pottery/pots in the world.
In this issue, we look underneath, behind, and around a few corners to find things that are lost. Or to grapple with things that we want to find.
In honor of a warm welcome to the Communal Table, we’re discussing what accepting the presence of others is all about.