Once I committed a couple of hours to being in the kitchen, I found my usual impatience fade and could give myself over to the afternoon’s unhurried project . . . There’s something about such work that seems to alter the experience of time. . . It seems to me that one of the great luxuries
Over the course of the millennia, all these multitudes of ancestors, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time—to give birth to you. There has never been, nor will ever be, another like you. You have been given a tremendous responsibility. You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have
How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home. William Faulkner Home. No matter how much I enjoy time elsewhere, I am always happy—though the word seems inadequate—to return home. Sometimes I imagine what it would be like if we lived in the same small town we grew up in, and our
Spring is made of solid, fourteen-karat gratitude, the reward for the long wait. Every religious tradition from the northern hemisphere honors some form of April hallelujah, for this is the season of exquisite redemption, a slam-bang return to joy after a season of cold second thoughts. Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle So gradual is the
A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder. Susan Orlean We head out early to pick up a few things. It’s starting to snow lightly and by the time we’re on the highway toward town there’s some pretty serious snow coming down. I send a quick
The women of today are the thoughts of their mothers and grandmothers, embodied, and made alive. They are active, capable, determined and bound to win. . . Millions of women, dead and gone, are speaking through us today. Matilda Gage, I finally have enough room in the freezer for bran muffins and oatmeal cookies so
“The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.” ~ Benjamin Franklin The clouds are low and it’s raining. The desk in my woman cave is situated such that there is a perfect view out the window of the yard, the ridge, and the mountains.