The Elders Came Bearing Gifts of Tea and Scones


Hooboy, I did not feel great last week. I had a number of wonderful things in my days, but physically, I became sick in a way that just seemed to plummet more and more throughout the week. I can’t remember the last time I felt quite like that. On Saturday, things began to turn around. I had the most wonderful springboard for it:

S and J came over, bearing gifts of tea and scones.

We had already planned this. Well, sort of. We had put out some feelers to the Michigan Nones and Dones community the week before, wondering if we might have a potluck together, but I didn’t hear much interest. And feeling the way I did, I didn’t follow through much beyond that.

But S just picked up on it all. Somehow, she sensed that I was feeling really badly. “Should J and I come over and take care of our Renee?”

I said yes to that, and they really did! With so much intention, they brought tea and blueberry scones that they had personally made. I extended the spread with coffee, fruit, and fresh tomatoes from the garden. And for two hours, our conversation danced around laughter, wisdom, and personal sharing.

It’s amazing how community relationships can impact our bodies. This moment was nothing short of good medicine.

This week, I am totally back on the up and up.

Grateful for elders.
Grateful for friends.
Grateful for tables of food.
Grateful for care.

Grateful to be back in the land of the living this week!

Renee Roederer

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