Specific Good Stuff: I’ve had a lightbulb experience with my writing. I don’t know why it happened now, with the book I just finished reading (The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice – great debut novel), but it did. It’s Simple and Huge. And now it’s mine. Yes.
Random Good Stuff:
1. The word yoga is now an integral part of my vocabulary .
2. Hermit crabs are boring but curious creatures. (Thanks to one of my fourth graders for donating (abandoning) hers ; I took it and felt I had to buy another one to keep the first one company. I’m a sucker for all animals, including these little critters. And they don’t know it yet, but they’re going to be released in a more natural environment this summer when we go home to the coast.)
3. Trees – the big oak in our front yard is fully leafed out and beautiful. I love trees.
4. Empathy and tenderness. Words I like.