"This terrifying world is not devoid of charms,
of the mornings that make waking up worthwhile."
Hope you are having many such mornings this summer. I am taking a short break from boxes and bubble wrap to check in. One week to the move, and many details are falling into place while others just buzz around my head like nagging houseflies. If I were a better blogger I'd be photographing the proper method of wrapping a Limoges set for transport or listing 25 creative ways to use up relish and other refrigerator condiments, but I am so not that blogger.
Instead I'll tell you that I'm praying for a break in the heat before next weekend and that I am mostly excited--alternating with bouts of deep mood indigo and occasional swings into panic. Ah, moving.
By the way, the above photo is from a recent visit to my mother's house. I woke up in my childhood bedroom one morning to see sunlight streaming in. Contrary to how it may seem, I don't normally sleep with my camera, but it happened to be on the table beside me that morning, so I adjusted the settings and focus as best I could through bleary eyes, and snapped. It's by no means a perfect photo, but it captures exactly how I felt that morning--and quite a bit of how I feel about returning to my home state to live after almost two decades away: nostalgic, hopeful, relieved, and a little disoriented. Not quite Alice down the rabbit hole, but not exactly everyday reality either.
Wishing you a day of adventures and enticing charms.