The Summer of Collected Memories. How my family and I survived and thrived during the pandemic break.
In hours of weariness, sensations sweet, Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart; And passing even into my purer mind, With tranquil restoration:—feelings, too, Of unremembered pleasure: such, perhaps, As have no slight or trivial influence On that best portion of a good man’s life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness andContinue reading “Grateful for Strange Moments of Grace: Days 9-17 (30 Days of Thanks)”
“What is the scent of water?” “Renewal. The goodness of God coming down like dew.” ― Elizabeth Goudge, The Scent of Water An excerpt from my journal, dated September 16, 2013: Soon, I head out on a much-needed vacation that was masterminded by none other than my mother. She and I, along with my two sistersContinue reading “A Mother’s Reflection on Rest and Rejuvenation”
A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special kind of double. ~ Toni Morrison Thou art thy mother’s glass, and she in thee/Calls back the lovely April of her prime. ~ William Shakespeare In September, my mother is treating my sisters and me toContinue reading “Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane/Don’t know when I’ll be back again”