earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear meltdown * class warfare * old white men who would like to burn women at the stake * dictatorships overthrown * (or not) *
as so much turbulence unfolds, it's hard to imagine the future with optimism. at what cost will we finally reach a highly evolved place as humans? or is it all downhill until our extinction?
for the moment, i will focus on the little pleasures.
the peacefulness of folding laundry while my toddler sits on his potty and reads.
a good pot of soup that he devours. swiss chard, sweet potatoes, french lentils, carrots, yes!
spring. hallelujah! spring!
lovely knit things made by my mom. what could be better?
winning a vintage fondue set on a blog give away? cool!!!
small vintage things found at the thrift store. . . sweet!
awesome kid books:
a bright little tablecloth:
a small boontonware bowl in a favorite color. tristan eats fruit from it as i type.
and an old sheet that i'm considering making a skirt from, or some wide flowy housepants.
perhaps the biggest small thing, is my new and improved doula website, thanks to my husband. it still needs some tweaking, editing and additional information, but it is a huge improvement on the one pager i had up for so long.
yes, it's the little things that might keep us focused on what is bright, peaceful and hopeful in the now. we can then turn to the big world with a calm heart and a steadfast commitment to making it a better place.