It's been awhile since I've shared some good things with you that I've come across lately. Maybe because I'm just seeing the light at the end of my super-insane-busy season and have taken time to catch up on some blog reading at last.

On whittling things down to their simplest. Amen!

This essay by Keri Smith is definitely worth reading. I remember pretending in grade primary that I couldn't count beyond 100, and the teacher giving me a funny look. I've been thinking so much about Phillip and school lately. If you were here in person, I would talk your ear off about the whole thing. I would probably make lists and draw pictures and make plans.

Heard a short section of a great radio call-in about composting today. I'm dreaming about our forever home and the composting system I want to set up. Something like this.

New to me: Regina Spektor. Love her voice! Heard her on Q with my love Jian this morning. Am thinking I'll be entering a Joni Mitchell / Ani DiFranco / women singer / songwriter phase while driving. (As always, LOVING Lisa Hannigan.)

Mary Oliver. I've been reading her poetry lately, and Margaret directed me to an interview from NPR with her. Thanks, Margaret!

So I'll leave you with this:
Oh, to love what is lovely, and will not last!
What a task
to ask
of anything, or anyone,
yet it is ours,
and not by the century or the year, but by the hours.                  -from Snow Geese, by Mary Oliver


  1. What variety of pear is that, Sherrie? It's so beautiful!

  2. I don't know, Teresa - I picked them up at a farm stand. Every bit as delicious as they look!


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