On Inciting Joy (and Gratitude)
WORDS BY MICHAEL ZARATHUS-COOK & REBECCA LASHMAR
INDIANA — ARTS & LETTERS — Issue 10
If you began to make a list of all the things you’re grateful for, how long would it run? Would you be grateful for the last green light that spared you just a few more seconds of traffic? Or for your first love from so many years ago that broke the ground you’re still tilling till today? Or perhaps gratitude for the relief on your doctor’s face when the results of your bloodwork came back negative? Or even for the polyp that’s slowly gathering somewhere in the rough engine of your bowels as you’re reading this? Yes, we are tempted to be grateful too for those difficult and unwanted objects that we find in the valleys and hills of our lives. This list could go on forever, and soon...
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