It has been a week, but we made it, friends. This weekend, I'm looking forward to going to a concert, cooking some simple and delicious curries (more on that next week!) and finding a place of stillness after a few wild days. Here are a few things that really rubbed me the right way this week:
- Reading about the romantic and simple truths of long-lasting relationships in Lauren Fleishman's "The Lovers", and swooning over the tender touches of advanced love.
- Speaking of love, getting down with new-ish D'Angelo, particularly "Really Love."
- Continuing to channel island time with Pegge Hopper's gorgeous portraits from Hawaii. The gentle colors, styles and contrasts are so welcome this time of year.
- And finally, an excerpt of a favorite poem from my beloved Stanley Kunitz that feels just so fitting right now in life:
"In my darkest night,
when the moon was covered
and I roamed through wreckage,
a nimbus-clouded voice
“Live in the layers,
not on the litter.”
Though I lack the art
to decipher it,
no doubt the next chapter
in my book of transformations
is already written.
I am not done with my changes."
- Stanley Kunitz