My last post was about hope. This one is about what to hold onto when hope is nowhere to be found. It's an important act, holding on. There are moments when it would be easier to despair, but in the face of those moments, I look to poems or brownies or Moonstruck or whatever it takes. Sometimes a smile from a stranger can be enough to carry me from one moment to the next. Sometimes a pink bicycle will do it. This post is for anyone who needs to hold on right now. I'm right here with you. I'll stand up and pedal. You can ride on the seat, just like when we were kids.
A few things that made me smile or brought me joy this week: a tenacious October rose;
a gold-leafed pig in the window at Abacus ;
a stained- and found-glass butterfly in a window made by Laura Fuller ;
a butterfly among the last of the wildflowers on the shore of the island;
a silvered pumpkin on the doorstep at Willa Wirth ;
a box of treasures from my friend Marlowe, including loads of vintage goodies, crafting supplies, and the sweetest pair of fingerless gloves made by her mum. As lovely Christina would say, "bliss."
Special thanks to Tracy for her inspiring post.