Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Sunday, February 23, 2014

the 23rd of february

I do love Krista Tippet's On Being. I find such nourishing pieces there. This morning I found this wonderful 4 1/2 minute video with Renate Hiller, about the impact that handcrafting has on the human soul.

This piece is a lovely read, written by Emma M. Churchman, an alum of the Earlham School of Religion. You do not have to be a religious person to be touched by her words.

Batman and Henry had a boy's weekend in Vermont. I have stayed here to keep things just right.

Hyacinths and paper whites scent the air in the house here. The sun shines off the white snow and reflects its cheer into the house. There are drips from the eaves and rivulets in the driveway. More snow is forecast for midweek and so the shovels stand at the ready by the garage doors. This is the way of February. I am happy to have the company of Ted Kooser's words as we slide down the back side of winter.


  1. I finally got my copy of Ted's it
    He is such an extraordinary poet of the ordinary

  2. Karen, thank you for sharing such extra-ordinary messages. shalom. tqoe

  3. SO loving the moments of calm beauty Ted's book has brought to this longest of winters. And I get to see Krista Tippett tonight at Elmhurst College - great foils for negative windchills!