Glenda Burgess’ blog is a must-read for me, but this post, Permission, struck me even more than usual. “We are done with life when we cease to engage with our dreams.” Oh yes. How true this is.
I can’t stop listening to A Life That’s Good by Lennon and Maisy. So, so good. Makes me cry every time. Thank you to Katie Den Ouden for knowing that I would love it and for sending to me (is there anything better than an email from a friend that says “I thought you might like this”?)
Recently I started reading Happy Healthy Kids and the site is a trove of useful information. Last week’s post on the best TV shows for older children was really wise and full of good suggestions (and resonated with my kids’ recent passion for Survivor).
It was Julia Fierro who pointed me to Last Night’s Reading, which I fell into headlong and in love with at once. Kate Gavino’s marvelous illustrations are coupled with quotes from writers that I kept writing down. “We are always becoming. It never stops.” – Richard Blanco. “It’s my job as a writer to pay attention.” – James McBride. “We write to inform ourselves of ourselves.” – Julia Fierro.
I write these Things I Love posts approximately monthly. You can find the full archive of them here.