Her journey took her from the Baptist Church, through challenges to her marriage, trips to Greece, and a new sense of herself as an empowered woman. They're not new so I am a bit surprised I never found them before, but my library came up trumps once again.
I read less fiction overall, but this one was excellent, with a hilarious snarky older woman protagonist and subtle twists: How the Penguins Saved Veronica by Hazel Prior. I'll be reading more by her for sure!
Best blog post of the month goes to Raptitude, one of the few I haven't unsubscribed from in a recent cull, for this reflection titled When All Moments Have Equal Value. Here's a snippet: All moments can be appreciated, on a basic level at least, when you value the two opportunities each one offers – to respond skillfully to what’s happening, and to experience being alive for another moment."
Best podcast has to be The Stubborn Light of Things, by Melissa Harrison. I listen on Spotify, but I am sure it is everywhere. She's a nature writer who made these last year in lockdown, and talks us through the seasons in rural Suffolk with inserts from other authors for variety.
My Inbox told me about another free series of webinars/classes, this time for Courageous Creativity, coming up from May 22nd, with 15 different sessions from Making Drawing Fun to Getting into Flow, so if you want a bit of inspiration check it out.
I previously trained in Permaculture, a systems approach to making sustainable food, society and a future we will actually be glad to leave to our descendants, and two excellent teachers have just put out an entire book free online, at permaculturedesign.earth.
I can highly recommend it for just about any of you, whether you just want to make your own fermented foods, set up an ecologically sustainable business, or work to move beyond fossil fuel as a society. Or if you just like gorgeous hand drawn illustrations while you find ways to make life better!
Just for fun
I absolutely LOVE this. Click here or on the map below, and the app generates an AI Haiku poem related to that spot. Use your fingers/mouse to move around, or put in your own location. The one below belongs to the churchyard just up the road from my mother's house.
So that's a wrap!
Let me know if are reading or listening to anything interesting, I am always looking for new inspiration.
Oh, and do send me the Haikus the app generates for you if you try it! I would LOVE to see them.
Until next month, may you and all beings be happy, safe and well.