Fathers Day in community

Dear neighbors, we wish you all a Good Father’s Day.

Whether you are one or you had one or if you didn’t…

and since gender is a construct, lets thank everyone who cares for, protects, and nurtures.

It’s not only children who benefit from the support/nurturing of Fathers/Parents.

So, today, we share our hope that you all are cared for, are encouraged,

that you all have people close to you whose love for you goes deep and is patient,

and that healing and joy comes to you today.

Our gratitude to all of you who give your heart to fatherhood and parenthood,

especially for those of you struggling. Lets take a moment to reach out to thank each other,

to show our gratitude, and to consider those around us who we could show up for.

Our gratitude to you. We hope you have a peaceful and joyful day.

and.. today we’ll be along the river path, seed gathering, gooseberry picking (and eating!)

red currants too!.. and some work, of course. Kids play while neighbors chat and welcome newcomers. 12-2 somewhere between Berteau and Pensacola.. and sometimes we share food.. perhaps make pizza.. or falafel share a watermelon.. or .. today we may ride bikes to the lake later in the afternoon and jump in!

Happy Solstice! Happy Fathers Day! if you are free, we hope you might take a stroll by the riverbank and say hello!

image of green leaves and small violet flowers with yellow center, an illinois native: blue-eyed grass

photo by Jeremy Atherton. Blue-eyed grass, a precious illinois native species.

this is what was there before the asphalt came to Chicago.

this is what we do.

hope to see you at the riverbank!