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Growing older

Growing older has me trading bar carts for tea sets—and I’m perfectly okay with that

One thing I’ve learned is that with age comes the wisdom to know that trends will come and go, but classic design will never go out of style.

Embracing my inner “wintrovert”

Wintroversion takes many years of faithful practice. It is a meditation, a seasonal discipline. It is a time that spans the end of an old year and beginning of the new, which invites metamorphosis. Things slow down, and your body is given the grace to catch up with your life.

That Tree Has Been Here

I’m heading to Pointe Coupee, Louisiana, and when I arrive, I’ll meet Ernest J. Gaines himself.
Nature

Essay: Sometimes we are blind to to the beauty of this world

On this morning the sky was a transparent blue-and-white bowl, resting upside down on the far horizons. Situated within this bowl was my heartland, my beloved Georgia. The sky was as blue as china, as blue as a bluebird, cerulean blue, the blue of the Caribbean, blue as the bluest eye; it arched like a cathedral over me, vaulted over everything I love, and I was in love with everything it covered, whether I wanted to love or not.

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