- "Art rediscovers, generation by generation, what is necessary to humanness. " -John Gardner
Lately, on InstagramAnother day of seeking the peace of wild things with my wild things and OK FINE, I’ll post the whole poem in this comment- just because you [didn’t] ask. When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free. -Wendell BerryThis morning Henry heard us talking about what’s happening around the country, heard it again from our pastor as we streamed church online. So we had the talk, about racism and violence and protest and right and wrong. It is the worst thing that we have to even have these conversations, and the best thing that so many people I know are having them. Nothing is more encouraging about the future than how confused children are when you explain that some people hate others just because their skin is different.
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In case you were wondering, trying to do a round of Whole30 while moving is a very, very, VERY bad idea. It isn’t that you can’t eat healthy while moving, which you can. And it isn’t that Whole30 meals aren’t … Continue reading
Let’s talk about Christmas cookies. And cakes. And pies. And potluck dinners with mac n’ cheese. And Christmas parties with multitudes of tiny finger foods that pile up on your plate until you have eaten your weight in pigs-in-a-blanket. Hello … Continue reading
Can we just have a moment of total culinary transparency? Last week I cooked the worst dinner I have made in marriage, perhaps in my entire life. It was a ghastly chicken mole mess that tasted like sickly spiced yet … Continue reading