I am hardly the first to note the amazing site The Reconstructionists, but I just love it, so I’ll add my voice to the choir. The site is a “yearlong celebration of women who changed how we see the world,” and pairs portraits of the famous women with their quotations and some biographical information. Amazing.
Christina Rosaline on turning 35, which she recognizes as the someday of life. “This, this is my beautiful, reckless, heartbreaking, perfect life.” I read this beautiful post in tears.
Meeting Priscilla Warner this weekend, which was an enormous treat and complete joy. Priscilla is every bit as warm and wise and funny as I knew she would be. I could have sat and talked to her for hours and hours. If you haven’t read Learning to Breathe yet, you should.
Maya Stein’s visceral, gorgeous poetry. My favorite lines of hers remain these, below, but every single poem stops me in my tracks by making me both think and feel.
“The world spins as it spins.
Your life is on that same axis,
half shadow, half radiance
and turning, always turning.”
Finally, my piece about what I view as an essential question: Is my constant sense of failing to be present getting in the way of my actually being present? is on the Huffington Post this week. If you haven’t seen it, I would welcome your thoughts there!
What are you reading, thinking about, and loving lately?