A day of delighting in Gavin:
planting, laughing, reading, feeding.
I’ve been hoarding Anthony Trollope and Wendell Berry
for special reading treats.
They are my secret stash of Mocha Almond Fudge ice cream.
I’ve been waiting for Hannah Coulter to become available to me at .
I checked it out from our library, but took it back unread, because reading
it without being able to interact by marking it up wouldn’t be a pleasure.
Then I read my friend‘s blog.
The time for holding back had past.
I used a B & N gift card and ordered the book.
(ordering a new book is still a thrill!)
Now, this is a small thing.
But, when I ordered it, I expected it to look like this.
And it came, looking like this:
I adore, I exult, I am gladdened by matching sets of books.
They make me very happy.
Isn’t this stack just one of the purtiest things you’ve seen?
If you are new to Wendell Berry, I suggest you start at That Distant Land,
a collection of Berry’s “Port William” short stories.
It is one of my favorite books to give away.
Like a newly engaged girl, I am, ahem, practicing restraint.
I want to read it all in one large gulp.
Instead, I’m reading one chapter at a time.
Life, my friend, is good.