In lieu of trying to belong to any number of societies: Chesterton, Sherlock Holmes, the Inklings, and so on: I propose and establish one of my own. Don your intelligence cap at the door; dust off your logic and imagination; did you bring your inspiration and encouragement? We are shapers, my friends; lit lamps; light-bringers. Bring quotes*; poetry should be uplifting and thoughtful, or witty and clever, (or both). Humor is encouraged; laughter is invited back. Pull up a chair. Anyone for tea?

* C.S. LEWIS, J.R.R. TOLKIEN, SHERLOCK HOLMES, G.K. CHESTERTON, N.D. WILSON, AND P.G. WODEHOUSE, ARE ENCOURAGED

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Catching up


early morning carpool commute
a place for all my pantry things

Sunday afternoon chilling with roommates and brother

into the city

The Prams (opening for Borayork)
great concert


melon morning

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And then back to visit parents, sibs, nieces and nephews.
Talking, cooking, napping afternoon.
A delightful birthday dinner,
time with the kiddos,
conversation about my new place.
Love.

Beauty

garden watermelon
sweet and fresh


precious gifts

And as always... great food.

3 comments:

Anna said...

I am a middle-aged mom in Birmingham and I *love* reading about what you are doing, Livi! You are such an inspiration to me! I read your recommended Understood Betsy a few years ago and passed it along to another mom who teaches about 40 children each year at a homeschool co-op. She put that book on the list this year for the students to read. :) Your influence is broader than you realize. Keep up the good work!

Anna said...

And, happy birthday!!

Olivia said...

Thank you Anna! That means so very much to me.