And we hope you feel great about it.
You see, when the tragic theater shooting happened, we all wanted to help. But there's little most people can do in situations like that other than be grateful to amazing first responders and ... show support.
Support happens in a lot of ways. We prayed. We cried. We donated.
Donating is an interesting thing. We all know it can never come close to replacing what's lost. But there's something symbiotic about the process. By giving we receive.
And you gave by buying a small sticker. So many small stickers you piled up roughly $2,500. Not bad. We made this (what we call) private-non-profit to do good things for this place, never imagining it would work this way.
So we want you to know that, after some serious deliberation, we donated to the Victory Garden that honors Jillian (and we feel Macey's spirit is somehow there in the flowers). The symbolism of this garden — how it gives life (food) and joy (flowers) continuously, how its very name reminds us to defend love and peace in a world of violence, how it's cared for tenderly by neighbors who ask for nothing but to be in its presence — will endure for generations. The work it took to create this space so closely reflects the love and mission of these lost lives that we feel there was no option but to support it. The effort was organic, impulsive and ripped free of all those inhibitions that keep us from doing great things ... just like everything we dream to be ... just like they were ... just like they will forever be known.
In a world that lives for riches and wealth, two women lived for love and passion and goodness for the sake of love and passion and goodness. That's the energy of this garden. May it remind us forever that the simplest fruits of heartfelt intention may never feed our account, but if they feed our soul, isn't that what makes life worth living?
We will post news of the remaining donation soon.