A reflection by Brooke

We sat together preparing for the work day and I rested my hand on her leg… it’s a casual way
to sit with one another in Indian culture… and in my mind, a way of developing and encouraging
community with another person. After a few minutes of mindfully letting my hand rest on her,
she picked up my hand and enveloped it in hers. As if allowing my hand to rest on her wasn’t
enough… she embraced me more in receiving my gesture of intentional fellowship – a gesture
that doesn’t require any spoken words and in some ways I think surpasses limitations of speech.
I love working in a place that isn’t just about the product we produce… we are a community of
folks who give and receive from one another.