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The Aviary

Aviary a place where birds are kept safe, find refuge

It's an interesting time to be launching The Aviary, a collection of stories from the community of Goldfinch Cafe.  But if I am honest, I can't think of a better time. We are all here, together gathered in our homes, sheltering in place, anticipating to be around the table again. If I could look each of you in the eyes and give you a hug, I would. What we are walking through is something most of us have never been asked to do. To collectively experience loss, pain, grief is hard and weighs heavy on us all. And yet still, we look around and see the community rise. Bringing joy with driveby birthday parties, supporting local small businesses,  moving houseless neighbors into hotels, volunteering at food pantries, chalking walkways, virtual concerts and countless other ways we have seen the compassion of this community come to the forefront. When we look back at this time period who will we say told the story? Who was the narrator? I think the narrator is empathy. I think we are understanding, some of us for the first time, that we belong to each other. That we need each other. That when all is said and...