congregate: to bring or come together into a group, crowd, or assembly; to gather
I love words. Some for how they sound when rolling off my tongue. Some because they pull out my inner 9 year old and never fail to me giggle. Others for how they feel…. ‘Gather’ is one of those words for me, so I was delighted when it was chosen for this month’s One Word Project. I love to gather, or to be invited to a gathering. The word just feels warm, and good, and happy. Usually a gathering in my circle involves food, maybe some wine, music, kids, laughter and love. I am blessed to have beautiful friends in my life, many of them a road trip away, but when we gather it is always good. We come together, we share the load, the meal, the preparation. We laugh and linger (another very good word) I always leave full. Full belly, full spirit, full heart. When I find myself missing them I have my images of our times spent together and they never fail to take my heart right back to that day, that meal, those laughs. To gather is to love.
All month long you have gathered here.
We announced Oasis, and will gather together in Palm Springs this October.
Thank you for gathering here.
As the saying goes, ‘friends gather here.’ Thank you friends.
Today share one more image here celebrating all the beauty of gathering, and on Monday we will return with a new one word for April.