[Quiet Thoughts] Keep Your Hand on the Plow

Photo: What is more precious than little toes? Little feet that wander the world? They scream of potential. Oh, you have so much to traverse. So many places to go. They are also still¬†clean. Unsullied by the dirt of the world. We kiss little toes and little feet because they haven’t known the true grime…

Hearts and Sleeves

Photo: Oh hey, I make notebooks now. ūüôā First one goes to Major. Tomorrow’s go to Minor. We’re doing Moon Journals this summer (which will probably dissolve into drawing and writing about whatever they want, really. I’m sure that will happen very quickly.)   Ursa Minor came off the bus with a puffy face and…

I’ve Got Soul, But…

Photo: I am not a poet, but when I see this nasturtium leaf, thoughts come to mind. It’s as if the leaf is saying it does not matter where you roam¬† or just how far you reach, there is always, always a path toward home. All roads will lead you there if you should need….

[Quiet Thoughts] Crossroads

Photo: My dining room at 10pm on Wednesday. My students had only just left after a really fantastic final class.   I am so sorry for not writing on Wednesday. Between end-of-year parties with school, a major deadline to hit for the Rector search, wrapping up my class, and preparing for summer… it was a…

It’s a Complicated Day

Photo: I took a trip to Gather Here because I needed fabric for a baby quilt I’d like to make for my dear friends who just adopted their second baby. This stack of fat quarters (and a few others I got) will be perfect, I think. I look forward to washing and cutting on Wednesday….

[Quiet Thoughts] Here for the Work

Photo: How peaceful this photo. There are few things more American than a boy mid-childhood staring down musical notes, instrument in hand. His is a mind engaged in the activities of peaceful learning and growth. This is a house built purely for the benefit of his development so that he may take his place as…

Of Gates

Photo: I am utterly enchanted by magnolia trees. I am seriously trying to figure out how to bonsai one myself or make a purchase of a bonsai’d one. I think they are just gorgeous. This tree grew proudly right outside our room. I could almost touch it if I reached my hand far enough from…

The Thin Beige Door

Photo: I spent my week in South Carolina’s “Low Country” which is, as many forbidding places are, achingly beautiful. The 2 1/2 hour drive between Charleston and Hilton Head brings me through a spectrum of emotions. I spent my week writing and working. The Husband was working, too. We were¬†away, but we were¬†working. It was…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of Family

Photo: I haven’t taken any pictures this week. I am living for my time on the beach, so I’m putting up this photo of the beach in Maine.   One of my favorite podcasts is called Helga, and I highly recommend it. It fits quite snuggly between my other faves, Levar Burton Reads and But…