Walking and hiking are examples of focal practices: activities that balance, center, focus, and orient one’s life. They don’t require a goal, like finding a white squirrel, in order to be beneficial. They don’t require that type of goal to be “focal” either, which is, in fact, why it is just fine that we didn’t happen upon one.
To say that I’m a fan of Flannery O’Connor is a bit of an understatement. She might have been my top reason for wanting to move to Savannah, GA.—along with it being a beautiful and small city with tons of culture and history, near the beach, and in my home state, Savannah is also where Flannery was born
After waking early, dressing ourselves, and gathering all the things needed for a day trip with a toddler, we drove through the pouring rain two hours eastward. We arrived at our destination exactly at the time we were supposed to be seated and ready to worship. But we were still looking for parking
So, Jess (of the podcast with me) asked me if I could point her in the direction of some good shawl patterns for knitting. I could just tag her on some Instagram pics, but I thought it would be way more fun to make a blogpost, especially since we just recorded a podcast episode about clothing a few weeks back.