Gratitude is so much more than a polite thank you. It is the thread that connects us in a deep relationship, simultaneously physical and spiritual, as our bodies are fed and spirits nourished by the sense of belonging, which is the most vital of foods. Gratitude creates a sense of abundance, the knowing that you have what you need. Robin Wall Kimmerer, "The Serviceberry Economy," https://emergencemagazine.org/essay/the-serviceberry/
I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude as I see the cabin taking shape. I'm humbly aware that the goodwill of countless people is woven into this new cabin along with the materials that we've been gathering for several years without knowing exactly how they would be used or what they would look like in final form.
Jessica Singleton varnishing poplar
boards rescued from an old house.
Finished boards in place as the ceiling.
Where the boards came from... I'm grateful for the tangible reminders that transformation is possible.