Author Archives: Faith
Still lots of work to do, today and tomorrow, but getting out for a short walk is becoming imperative. We went out into the fields and took in the splendor. This pandemic is completely unreal.
I have been doing some serious writing for work and am tired by the middle of the day and in need of a break in the outside air. The weather is still unbelievably beautiful here. Poppy and Ivy and I … Continue reading
No time to write today, as swamped with work. Managed to squeeze in a very short walk. Here were some scenes along the way.
We went for a short walk in the freezing cold today. We passed by the former home of the co-founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross. It’s a beautiful house, with loads of daffodils and tulips in bloom. … Continue reading
I just heard this on the BBC and had to share it with you. “This is the time to be slow, Lie low to the wall Until the bitter weather passes. Try, as best you can, not to let The … Continue reading
I’m happy to report that God’s little beady-eyed creature that made itself at home on Alice’s bed the other night went to meet his Maker yesterday. He had the grace to die out in the open, praise be, and not … Continue reading
I awoke early this morning (question for later discussion: will I ever sleep again? is anybody sleeping?) to find all the lights blazing in the living room and Alice looking a bit bleary and reclined upon the sofa. What on … Continue reading
I ran across this quote the other day, which seems peculiarly suited to the current moment: “One must live every day as if it were one’s last, and as if one would live forever, both at the same time.” –Alexander … Continue reading
I see that a lot of people are making bread these days, as am I (even though our boulangeries in France are open, but of course, bread being an utterly essential item here, and lack of same leading to riots … Continue reading
Yesterday I told my version of my maternal grandmother’s experience during the 1918 flu pandemic. She had little formal education, but she was curious about everything and devoured the news every day. She was also a magnificent storyteller. I loved … Continue reading