A magnolia from the garden fills Heath Ceramics gifts from friends and family. Spring comes to the table joining the conversations and laughter that have filled the room. An antidote to the rancor that swirls around the outside world. A reminder. Beauty still matters.
Just seeing this stack of books on my bedside table is comforting. Kelly Corrigan, Mary Norris, Lydia Davis, Lyanda Lynn Haupt, Susan Orlean. Their words fill me up, lift me up, and stay with me, enriching my life no end. I will remember what struck a chord and visit those pages again for a little pick-me-up when the time is right. In the meantime, they are reminders that goodness and the creative spark are alive and well in the world, and that, too, is reassuring.