The Mother of All Loves – This beautiful piece by my friend Allison Slater Tate brought me to tears. That’s not a surprise; I love Allison’s writing. This is probably my favorite piece by her, ever. Each word resonates. I am grateful every day that Allison and I are walking along this parenting road approximately side by side (her first child is just months older than mine). She describes the heavy-hearted hope and head-spinning wonder of parenting better than anyone I know.
48 of the Most Beautiful Lines in Poetry – I’m grateful Meghan shared this link with me. Poetry is my spirit’s language, I’m sure of it, and this list has some of my very favorite passages on it. It also has some that I didn’t know before. Do yourself a favor and click through. Glory awaits.
99 Rules to Live By – I love this piece on Medium (focused on men, but so applicable to women too). So many are just plain true. Some favorites are 16, 26, 38, 56, 61, 81, 95 (I loathe this saying).
I’ve started off the new year with some excellent reads. It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War by Lynsey Addario was compulsively readable and reminded me so much of my dear friend Gloria. Home by Marilynne Robinson was as gorgeous as I knew it would be (and why I hadn’t read this before, when Gilead is possibly my favorite novel of all, is a great question). And while I’m still finding words to describe how I feel about When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, I was enormously moved. It’s safe to say that it is on the short list of books I’ve found most powerful in my entire life.
What are you reading, thinking about, and loving these days?
I share these posts of what I’m reading/thinking about/loving lately approximately monthly. You can find all the others here.
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