A video check-in from Anna on what we're doing, how we're feeling, and how (very, very) much we love you all. Featuring: Anna's back yard on Nicollet Island, Ruby (of course), and a plane that happened to fly by.
After much soul searching, heart tugging, and Ruby snuggling: We have decided to continue to keep our Physical Foundry Shop doors closed for the foreseeable future. While this decision is not one we arrived at lightly, it is one of those hard-but-good decisions that just feels right (even though it breaks your heart a little while you're making it). We have been humbled, buoyed, and beyond impressed at the support—both emotional and economic—of our Foundry Community as we are all navigating these wild times together. We remain deeply, profoundly grateful.
We also acknowledge that being able to make this decision, to *choose* to protect our communities and keep our Staff and extended Foundry Family as safe as possible, is, itself, a great privilege. So many others do not have the freedom and flexibility that comes from generational prosperity and networks of support. To that effect, we are continuing our commitments—both through our new weekly Foundry Giving Friday initiative and our seasonal larger-scale Giving Weekends—in support of causes with a special focus on those doing the good work for the most vulnerable members of our Human Family. For your support in this as well we remain deeply, profoundly grateful.
We cannot wait until we can fling our shop doors open, let the sweet smell of beeswax, lavender, and clean linen come tumbling out into the world, put Turnip on the turntable and Ruby behind the bar, and all dance and cry and embrace—unhindered, together, safely, and with wild abandon. Until then, we remain deeply, profoundly grateful.