Welcome to Friday Favorites! As we prepare for Thanksgiving (here in the U.S.), Prasanta and I recommend these posts on giving thanks, prayer, creativity, and grief. Wait a minute – grief? Yes, amid the thanks and hope, we also remember the many people we’ve lost in the pandemic. Grief, hope, and thanks go hand in hand this year.
We’ll be on break next week — see you again in two weeks.
Meanwhile, we’re thankful for each one of you! Be blessed this Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving; a Sonnet via Malcolm Guite (the English poet writes a sonnet for his American friends)
We Need Your Positive Thoughts and Prayers via April Yamasaki (a selection of thoughts and prayers we actually need)
A Nonet for Morning Prayer via James Laurence (a nonet poem for your morning)
On the Last Day of Class… via Hannah P. Keller (a prayer for students as they leave campus and head home)
How do we grieve the hundreds of thousands of people the COVID-19 pandemic has killed? via Reggie Williams (five writers weigh in on grief for Christian Century magazine)
Making Art in the Midst of Crisis: Pandemic and Tolkien’s “Leaf by Niggle” via Sarah Sanderson (remembering your identity as an artist/writer during chaotic and unproductive times)