Articles and Movies

Articles

Billie Holiday’s ‘God Bless the Child’
https://variety.com/2021/music/news/billie-holiday-god-bless-child-black-history-month-1234907327/

Black gratitude is not an attitude white people should ever expect
Sam McKenzie Jr.
https://sammckenziejr.medium.com/black-gratitude-is-not-an-attitude-white-people-should-ever-expect-e6162c7a6091

Movies

A Man Called Ove
“A Grouch Gradually Grows Grudgingly Grateful.”

Boyhood
“Boyhood makes me thankful for everyone who shaped me.”

Call Me By Your … read more.

More Quotes from the Common Bowl

Without our thinking, the world appears. Food comes from the bounty of nature, the work of many people, the offering of other forms of life. We cannot fathom or manufacture the lusciousness of a tomato vine-ripened in the sunlight. What is Beyond has many … read more.

Quotes from the Common Bowl

Word Roots

“The Hebrew word for blessing and benediction is rooted in the word for knee, suggesting that we receive blessing by kneeling down, by making ourselves small, humble, receptive.”

Source

“The Aramaic word underlying our English word blessed is tubwayhun which literally means “ripe” or “ready … read more.

Pondering Questions

Don’t treat these questions like “homework” or try to answer every one. Instead, make time to meditate on the list and then pick the one question that speaks to you most. The goal is to figure out which question is “yours.” Which question captures the … read more.

Books and Movies

Books

Beauty: The Invisible Embrace

John O’Donohue

https://www.amazon.com/Beauty-Invisible-Embrace-John-ODonohue/dp/0060957263/ref=asc_df_0060957263/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312281483245&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9334313553809628817&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9005606&hvtargid=pla-435452636568&psc=1

“An enchanting meditation on how beauty lays its claim on the human spirit in such disparate realms as music, love, imperfection, death, and desire.” – Maria Popova

Old In Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over

Nell … read more.

Fall Garage Sale

This year’s Second Chance Sale will be on Saturday, October 22. We’re selling books, sports equipment, small appliances, all kinds of things for your kitchen, gardening supplies, tools, artwork, jewelry, clothing, toys and lots of other items. You’ll find three floors of bargains at 206 … read more.

Music, Videos, and Podcasts

Music

We create a playlist for each of our monthly themes on YouTube. They are organized as a journey of sorts, so consider listening from beginning to end and using the playlists as musical meditations.

Click here for the YouTube playlist on Nurturing Beauty

Click here … read more.

Quotes from the Common Bowl

Word Roots

The Greek word for the beautiful is kalon, “which is related to the word kalein, which includes the notion of ‘call.’ Suggesting that there is something about beauty, wherever we find it, that tugs at us, pulls at us, draws us into the … read more.

Pondering Questions

Don’t treat these questions like “homework” or try to answer every one. Instead, make time to meditate on the list and then pick the one question that speaks to you most. The goal is to figure out which question is “yours.” Which question captures the … read more.