This Saturday I celebrate with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build. and link with others who share their celebrations, too. I am grateful to Ruth for starting this meme that offers a place to share!
I've been writing quite a lot about the days past, filtering the news that tries to take power over my celebrations. I won't let it take over, but I cannot ignore it either, feel sadness for the turmoil, will do what I can to make things better. My days are filled with goodness, and I am grateful for them.
In the story, Anthony Doerr tells us peaches are "wedges of wet sunlight". This was a re-read for me for my book group this week, and I loved it again, such beauty in the story and the writing, and a reminder of hard times overcome in the past, too. Being with the group and talking about our book, among other parts of our lives is a joy.
I finished this new middle-grade book and didn't want to start another, found it hard to end it. For both teachers and kids, it is a book I hope we'll see with a Newbery badge.
It isn't easy visiting my husband at the cemetery, but the place holds solace for me, and this time, such beauty.
There are lots of places to hide in the garden outside my house, and the girls love to push into this "jungle" and pretend. Our visit this week was full of fun and play. You may have to enlarge that second pic to see Ingrid peeking out.
At the bookstore again, I discovered a lovely older book of poetry, and in-between customers, I read and loved the poem's translations. This week, I also met and talked with a new volunteer, and continue to be thankful for all those who work at the store, without pay, just because they love it, and love books. I adore being part of this community.
Hoping everyone finds joy in their lives in this coming week!