A visitor taking in views of the other Boston Harbor Islands from Thompson Island.
As fall descends, with shorter days and seemingly darker nights, we respond with an attitude of gratitude. Appreciation and hope fill our hearts, our holidays, and our communications with each other. We are grateful for all those who have gotten vaccinated, helping to turn the tide of the pandemic and more of us to gather this fall at home and in our parks. We appreciate the value of community spaces and the benefit of connection.
I love the Maya Angelou quote, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you make them feel.” The memories of feelings are strong whether we remember how individuals make us feel (I’m excited for the leadership of Mayor-elect Michelle Wu), how groups of people have served us (like the Veterans who have fought for our freedoms and who we honor this month), or how we experience public lands where we can reconnect with nature and each other.
Thank you for your support and a phenomenal season on the Harbor.
Katherine F. Abbott
President and CEO
Boston Harbor Now