Look what I saw on my morning walk! Photographed in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.
Photographed in my kitchen. With this wildly snowy winter, sometimes you have to gather ye daffodils while ye may.
Even in times of sorrow, there are signs of spring.
Exhibit A: Snow drops photographed in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.
Alas, the snow drops were destined to be covered in snow.
Exhibit B: Photographed two days later.
I’m not sure where I came across this list—on a Facebook post? A Twitter link?—but the first of the year seems an appropriate time for posting these very wise rules from choreographer Merce Cunningham. My favorite: “It is lighter than you think.” That’s a good one for me to bear in mind as I navigate these dark days of winter.
In other news, my author friend Heather Webb’s debut novel BECOMING JOSEPHINE was published yesterday! Already featured in the Wall Street Journal, BECOMING JOSEPHINE is about the Creole socialite who transformed herself into an empress. I just received my hot-off-the-press copy and can’t wait to read. Learn more here.
As for news of my own, I’m in a between and betwixt stage with my two novels. It’s too soon to share much, but things are progressing as they should. My time at the Salt Cay Writers Retreat was tremendously inspiring and fruitful, and has led to my immersing myself in my manuscript nearly nonstop since my return. More to come in this New Year!
Me at the Salt Cay Writers Retreat. Heavenly!
Photographed on Smith Street in Brooklyn. I saw this sticker affixed to the side of a mailbox. I don’t know who Neptune’s only daughter is, but I’d like to meet her.