Gratitude List:
1. The red oak down Ducktown Road
2. All of Ducktown, really. Orange and yellow and every shade of fire.
3. Rice and beans.
4. Edgar Allen Poe and James Earl Jones
5. Listening to audiobooks on the ride to and from school with the carpool. Right now it’s Maggie Stiefvater’s Dream Thieves, part of her Raven Cycle series. Such excellent writing. I remember feeling this sort of delight in the writing of Douglas Adams, Patricia McKillip, Terry Pratchett (for different reasons, but the same sort of excitement about every sentence).

May we walk in Beauty!