A five-sense summary of my week. Drop in your own highlights in the comments!
What I’m seeing:
This piece by Aarik Danielsen (@aarikdanielsen) at Ekstasis Magazine brings Goodnight Moon and Christian Wiman into an unexpectedly profound conversation. A must read for all parents, poets, and breathing humans.
This poem by Taylor Byas (@taylorbyas3), a poetic talent to watch. She writes about race and the experience of being a Black woman with a restraint that makes her verse all the more passionate.
My little son sitting on the dock with his grandpa, fishing at sunset last night.
What I’m tasting:
GGBO’s Mary Berry is a queen, and here’s the proof: this delightfully easy walnut coffee cake with coffee buttercream.
What I’m feeling:
Finally got some warm weather here, and we dipped our toes in the icy pond with the sun hot on our shoulders… good times ahead.
What I’m smelling:
On the farm, we’re mixing up dirt for potting the plants, and there’s a particular rich smell when the sun shines down on the fresh dirt. As my two-year-old says, “That dirt just smells delicious!”
What I’m hearing:
This delightful little song keeps coming up on my son’s playtime playlist. French children’s songs are wonderful: