“so matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world. like ships on the sea, these books gave matilda a hopeful and encouraging message: you are not alone.” from matilda, by ronald dahl
as i think about this space & what i cherish most about it; what keeps me coming back here to write and to my favorite places to read, it's the hope of a story well-told. i've been thinking a lot about storytelling. i feel like there was this time in between childhood and motherhood where i forgot how important stories are. if you'd asked me when i was 23 how much stories mattered in my life, i wouldn't have given it a lot of weight -- i might have said i loved reading good books, but i would have separated that from storytelling. in this season of life, i keep coming back to stories and why they matter -- to all of us.
it's hard to believe in a few days it will be march -- we're definitely ready for spring around our house & eager to see things begin to grow! in the meantime, here are some things i've loved recently:
so, this little pitcher is so great.
we're reaching a good place with the care & keep of our house (it's been over a year since i began!) it's an ongoing process, but i've learned so much and am eager to do more posts this spring -- all to say, i loved this about how the beginning of the year can be a great time to dig into cleaning & simplifying.
what a stunning way to organize jewelry!
to me, the parenting done in this conversation is like watching a superbowl quarterback -- it is stunning.
photo above: with my favorite person at my 30th birthday party -- he's just so great.