We are all Aubrey now, gawking and grateful, tears rolling down our faces. Watch this. Then, watch again. Just you wait.
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Walking on our favorite trail today, we heard a woodpecker rat-a-tattling on a distant tree. We four stopped, even my exuberant son, and listened, ears…
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What is emerging from this time of sequestration? Creativity. Playful, meaningful, deeply personal, meant for a larger audience, one person alone in a …
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It’s the weekend. Friday afternoon, baby! This used to be my favorite time of the week—freedom and anticipation, every possibility still open. What doe…
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Standing in front of the stove, dropping bits of onion into olive oil to test if it was hot enough to sauté the vegetables? It was one of the happiest …
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I told my kids I needed an hour to work and I needed them to play with each other. They went to the kitchen and started giggling and jumping with glee.…
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“Do we need to make a special effort to enjoy the beauty of the blue sky? Do we have to practice to be able to enjoy it? No, we just enjoy it. Each sec…
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I have been listening to this meditation every day for the past few weeks. It helps me to stay grounded. This app—Stop Breathe Think— has become an ess…
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We went for a walk in the woods. After a day of being in the house, reading and playing, Lucy always asks, at first, if she can stay at home instead. S…
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This morning the 4 of us moved the couch and chairs in our living room back out of the way. We hit play. And then we did PE. One of the many alteration…
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We went to the beach today. In different times, this mundane sentence would feel mundane. However, in these days of COVID and lockdowns, of businesses …
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