I'm not one to think life (or anything) should be handed to me on a silver platter. Ms. Browning's new book deserves to be on one! Half the blogosphere has been awating the continuation of Dominique Browning's life! It's a treasure and worth savoring - which means I'm taking my time.
She works it - everything: her garden, her piano, her home, her relationships. Yet she does it (all) without haste.
(A little patch of my garden)
Thus, the title of her book "SLOW...." After reading it for a bit, I gently close the darling and sit still. Her musings, words mull around my head and heart. I have a new set of eyes.
I take pleasure and walk through my home and "see" it.
And, that's it - it's mine and if it pleases me who cares? Well, I try to please My Guy. After reading Around the House and in The Garden, and about Ms. Browning's quirky kitchen couch; well,
h-e-l-l-o lovely! I tried. Oh, how I tried but could only fit a chair in mine. Mom's chair has been a resident in my kitchen six months or so. I get the funniest comments...however, it seems to be THE favorite seat in there!
I wonder if Ms. Browning grasps the magnitude of her influence. Her books force us outside, and outside our box. My yard is better off because of her. My soul is more awake. Does that make sense?