I went on a road trip this weekend, driving a total of 24 hours over three days to mourn the passing of a friend. It was unexpected, unbudgeted, and unwanted, in that the passing was unexpected and decades too soon.
It was in Raleigh, where I sent 12 years doing good work, dated and married my spouse, did a dozen weddings and close to 50 funerals, and got adopted into what I call my chosen family. So it was weird going back – I am still reflecting on it, and still exhausted. I expect I will write more about it on my blog in the coming days – but today is a catch up day where I will try to put out fires that spring up while I was gone.
So, today is a quick letter, but please know I’m glad you are here, and grateful for your reading, and should be back into the groove in a day or two.
Five things I thought were beautiful.
I love these comics from a woman artist, meant to empower women.
I love this aesthetic. (All these photos are Instagram safe, but if you work for Puritans, they may be NSFW)
I am fascinated by process content from creatives – for example, writing from writers about writing. Here is a short video from the playwright Donald Margulies about how he began to use collage to keep his juices going over the pandemic. Here is his Instagram, where he has been posting his collages. I love everything about this.
Well, that is it for this week. I hope you have a great week, and that your life is filled with beautiful things. If you see something beautiful this week, I hope you will let me know about it, and if one of my five I shared today struck you in a special way, I hope you will let me know about that, too.
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