VJWC: The Dormant Volcano

“This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive. ” – Alice Waters

“I wish I was a dormant volcano because I get to hibernate for a long time.” My sister expressed a wish a long while ago. When someone rubs her the wrong way, she can explode and afterwards she returns to being a sweet beautiful vision.

My family is generally active in the world, but when we’re gathered together at home or in a motel room during our family road trips, we enjoy sleeping and resting like a family of hamsters in the same space. On second thought…more space is called for. πŸ™‚


It’s great to gather with friends and talk about our latest research assignments and encourage each other when facing challenging, yet rewarding work situations. We also celebrate being able to multi-task with 30 tabs on a single window. πŸ˜‰


Gathering with people with similar concerns to discuss the impact behind an inspirational film and how our trials are woven together can also empower us to make a difference in the world around us.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. V.J. Knutson says:

    I’m with your sister on the hibernating wish, lol. Our family is the same – napping together – strange. Thanks for participating! We definitely need others. Love the quotation.

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Rest is good for the weary soul! I appreciate this weekly challenge. As social beings, gathering together even in hibernation is meaningful.

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      1. V.J. Knutson says:

        It’s so important. I was bedridden and isolated for well over two years, and now that I am able to be social again, I do not want to let that go.

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  2. theresaly520 says:

    I suppose when you’ve experienced the absence of something, you can appreciate it more so when you do have it again. ❀


  3. Gathering together to build wonderful memories with friends and family, as well as gathering together to build community and empowering us to make improvements in the world…try wonderful post!😊 πŸ’•

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you! Although I can appreciate the works of a great maestro, I do feel that there is strength with numbers and feel good about acts of inclusion. πŸ™‚ ❀

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      1. Yes definitely!😊 ❀️


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