Happy Holidays from ELC!

The holidays make us joyful and thankful for our large and loving ELC family! From our staff and board of directors, we wish you the happiest of holiday seasons!

A Year of Reflection

2020's been crazy

No denying the fact

Pandemic and elections

A balancing act

Holed up with our tribe

Some stuck all alone

Lacking connection

Just Zoom or Phone

In search of some groceries

empty shelves found instead

A daily adventure

each time we got out of bed

Really missing our restaurants

Trips and events

Needing visits with loved ones

A common lament

Skepticism and fear

Swirled all around

Economic uncertainty

Losses abound

Social unrest

Debates about masks

Virtual schooling and

Remote work tasks

Boundaries are blurred

Routines a thing of the past

Everyone wondering

How long this will last?

People forced to slow down

Constant motion is halted

A reset is happening

New priorities exalted

We caught up on sleep

Watched movies on the couch

When we got hungry

Put home-cooked food in our mouth

Lack of certainty caused us

not to take things for granted

home improvements were made and

gardens were planted

Pollution was easing

We did not expect this

A bonus for the earth

has been one of the gifts

People returned

to the great outdoors

They’d forgotten the wonderful

adventures it stored

The peace and simplicity

Connection to self

A focus on nature

Led to a desire to help

When what to our wondering

eyes did appear

Folks lending a hand

to those far and near

This coming together

and letting things go

Who could have predicted?

How could anyone know?

A common refrain

Hoping the end is in sight

Happy 2020 to all

And to all Goodness and Light!

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