Staying Home, No. 1

A little introduction to this series and a note one wellness, what’s on my plate, something related to the news, and a playlist.

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Joseph, The Vogue, Feb. 16, 2020

Have you ever been in a relatively small space where everyone knows you’re favorite songs? The wooden floor shakes to the rhythm of the drums and the guitar coming through the speakers just a little too loudly—everyone’s feet pounding in unison. The heat of the room is bearable. Everyone scoots in a little closer to each other to hear the songs that you normally listen over speakers, either on your drive home form work or while you’re curling your hair in the bathroom. These songs lift the crowd up into the atmosphere, beyond the disco ball and stage lights, somewhere beyond the known. Music can do that to you.

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Midwinter sky

Those blue midwinter skies are always so magical. Unfolding themselves from the thick clouds that cover the midwestern sky during the months of January and February.

Regardless if you walk outside and your hands freeze or the air you breath is icy. Still, the sun feels warm and the hope of spring is just around the corner.

How is your week going?

What gives you hope?

January has stretched its days out far and wide. The new year feels like ages ago. None the less, when I look over the last few weeks, I have been been able to find hope in goodness. Here are just a few good things that have graced this month for me: Gloriously painted skies, coffee get-togethers with friends despite busy schedules, late nights baking even when the following morning is an early one, books that hold sacred words, museum visits, a Friday night swing dancing, picking up family who arrived safely from the airport.

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Beginnings

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But on a Wednesday, in a cafe, I watched it begin again. ~ Taylor Swift

Newness, fresh starts, endings turning into blooming beginnings. I could fill this whole page with métaphores and quotes about beginning again. But all I really need to say is that this ginger latte looks just as it tasted—amazingly delicious.

How as the start of 2020 been for you?