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I suspect you do. I think your body remembers it well, and feels its absence. You remember the days when you had access to that much needed alone time–when you could sit, read, pray, or just sip your coffee and stare at the couch.
Now? In those rare moments when you are able to get alone, you can’t seem to settle your brain. Your mind is racing, screaming, “What do I do? How should I use this precious bit of time? Don’t waste it. DON’T WASTE IT, WOMAN.” In your brain, you’ve already spent the time on five different activities. You’ve taken a hot bath and read a chapter of the next Wheel of Time book and made coffee and written in your journal and exercised and mediated and read your Bible.
Tabor Laughlin reminds us at the Desiring God blog that every life is of value–that even the shortest life is no shorter than four-score-and-ten in the face of eternity.
S.D. Smith shares a bit more about why he wants to tell new stories with an old soul.
But I also love looking back. I want to echo. I want my tales to resound with old words, old ways, and old wisdom.
I want to make vintage adventure.
Kelly Keller shares a poem by Elinor Wylie about the silence of snow.
Summer is on its way. Many of my friends’ kids are wrapping up school in the next week or two–other have a few more to go, but most everyone can see the light at the end of the tunnel. And then the summer days will come, hopefully filled with lots of good time outdoors. Here are some DIY backyard games you can make to play together as a family this summer!
Ever wanted to turn your trip to the coffee shop into a musical rendition? Here’s some inspiration.
Thank you for reading. We’re on your side.
Carolyn revels in good stories, good music, and wrestles with the intersection of faith, art, vocation, and culture. She regularly meets new characters in her imagination who bother her until she can find a world for them to live in and a story for them to tell.
Carolyn is an assistant editor for the Curator, an online arts and culture magazine. Online, she hangs out at her website, www.carolyncgivens.com, on Twitter, and at her page on Facebook. Her first book, The King’s Messenger, will be published in spring 2017.