Deanna asked what I am watching and reading in these days of thanksgiving and the arrival of Advent. A little list for you:
The Grapes of Wrath - John Stienbeck
Aging: The Fulfillment of Life - Henri Nouwen
The Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens (book group)
A Child in Winter - Caryl Houselander (beginning daily readings)
Radical Love - Toni Greaves (This was a gift from a lovely friend. I'm going to use it as Visio Divina over Advent. The image above is from this book, a photobiography of a young girls journey from college student to nun.)
Speaking of nuns, this one nun hermitage.
"We're Breaking Up" - Rebecca Solnit on modern communication. Very good.
Saved by the Invisibles: perfect for Thanksgiving, for learning to see
The Eyes of a Bear: really lovely essay about a face to face encounter with a brown bear (The whole magazine looks amazing.)
Haven't seen a lot of good movies lately. I binge-watched Downton Abbey Season 5, which was amusing and a fine accompaniment to hours of crocheting, but largely predictable. Mostly I pay attention to the manners and posture and sigh over the dresses.
Another amusing watch: Lost in Austen
Far from the Madding Crowd: which was well, madding...but beautifully shot.
Aaannd, we're watching for the arrival of our first grandbaby, any day. By next week, for sure. (Aren't they cute?)
Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friends! So thankful for all the years together in this space.