“So we sing carols softly, as sweet as we know, a prayer that our burdens will lift as we go. Like young love still waiting under mistletoe, we’ll welcome December with tireless hope.” —'Snow' by Sleeping at Last
“If you are in a movie theater, you can look two people down and they are laughing while you are laughing or you can look three people down and they love that song that you love. It is living proof that you are not alone.” —Stephen Chbosky, American screenwriter, film producer, film director and novelist
“One of the things I always say is stop focusing on trends. Focus on what you love, and it’ll always feel in style to you.” —Bria Hammel, owner of Brooke & Lou
In this issue, we’re looking at the power of creative pursuits—the way they can bring us joy and fulfillment; help us process what’s happening in life; or even think differently about a person, an idea or a room in our home.
“The past three years, I have grown in my confidence in myself … [For my senior] year, I am looking for it to be a year of enjoyment, simply [being] happy with where I am and who I am.” —Samantha Steensland, senior at Benilde-St. Margaret’s School
“People [in Edina] are … genuinely good people, and I think we need that in the world. We see all the events happening in the world, and it’s still good to know that we have a strong community that believes in children and will take the time to support the children’s initiative.” —Feroza Mehta, Edina resident and mother of Ava Mehta.