Monday, November 15, 2010

Community means strength that joins our strength

One of my colleagues in the nonprofit community in Minnesota is transitioning from her role in supporting nonprofit leadership development to attending school full-time. I'm happy that she's moving forward to her next chapter with a strong network of relationships that she has built over the years, illustrated by her sharing the beautiful poem below in one of her recent farewell emails.

Photo Credit: USASK Studies


Somewhere, there are people
To whom we can speak with passion
Without having the words catch in our throats
Somewhere a circle of hands
Will open to receive us,
Eyes will light up as we enter,
Voices will celebrate with us
Whenever we come into our own power
Community means strength that joins our strength
To do the work that needs to be done.
Arms to hold us when we falter,
A circle of healing,
A circle of friends,
Someplace where we can be free.

Dreaming the Dark

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