And who shall say


"And who shall say – whatever disenchantment follows – that we ever forget magic, or that we can ever betray, on this leaden earth, the apple tree, the singing, and the gold?"

- Thomas Wolfe

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- Photo from our trip to Melbourne in July before Lauren left. I love it when I rediscover a photo in my reject file that ends up being a treasure. Dearly missing her & this version of us this week.

- Listening to 
Jerusalem (Matisyahu)
 See the World (Gomes)
 Spiegel im spiegel (Arvo Part)  
& Maddy's current favorite Falling Faster Than You Can Run (Nathaniel Rateliff)

- Reading Enzio Busche's spiritual biography Yearning for the Living God & (still, I'm stuck!) The Signature of All Things (Elizabeth Gilbert).  

- Thinking about making Thanksgiving plans, teen parent home visiting programs (for my dissertation lit review), learning scandinavian embroidery, and these words from a Mary Oliver interview: "My work is loving the world." And "write for whatever holy thing you believe in."