It's snowing this morning, and we've already been outside once to check the bird feeder and rake the snow (the rake being Hugh's favorite yard tool). I imagine we'll be out again after nap and lunch.
I am wearing my new favorite sweater. It looks beige, but is actually flecked with all sorts of bright colors (when I was in New York, I saw a similar tweed at BDDW covering a settee and made into a coat; the sweater was a more affordable way to get a little of the multicolor magic).
And a few things worth reading (from The New Yorker, The Washington Post and The NYRB):
- Juno Diaz: 'What I’m trying to cultivate is not blind optimism but what the philosopher Jonathan Lear calls radical hope. “What makes this hope radical,” Lear writes, “is that it is directed toward a future goodness that transcends the current ability to understand what it is.”'
- 'tune in and stay that way'
- man-made earthquakes (Scott Pruitt's legacy in Oklahoma; he has been tapped to head the EPA)
- on losing abundance in the natural world (The Moth Snowstorm is next on my to-read list)
- Zadie Smith: 'Progress is never permanent, will always be threatened, must be redoubled, restated, and reimagined if it is to survive.'
And just like that, nap time is over. Next week: a few more gift guides. Happy weekend.