The library reopened! Finally, I am able to return to my happy place and discover new things and people. I can enjoy a visit in less than 15 minutes, which feels safe to me. I love peeking at the magazines.
Last month I checked out Cook’s Illustrated. I’ve known about this magazine forever. I fell in love at the table of contents and editor’s note. There are no ads; instead, the pages are filled with enticing recipes, thoughtful articles and lovely illustrations. I slipped the subscription card to Steve and hinted that this would make a great birthday present.
I have no idea where I found The Artist’s Grief Deck, but I knew I had to have it. When have we learned how to grieve? Who knows how to make space for all the things we’ve lost this year? Each card has a piece of art and on the back, a prompt. The prompts invite us to explore our grief through art, action, meditations, or writing. I love it.
Every other minute I was ooing and ahhing during My Octopus Teacher. It was so gorgeous and heart-opening. The story was so well-told. I was curious about how it was made. I found an article that explains in detail how it was conceived, filmed, written, and funded.
Reading this article showed me how challenging it is to pull a unified story together. This is exactly what I help my clients with; knowing which stories to tell and how.
I hope these things bring you joy, my friends.