Apprenticeship of the hands. Isn’t that a lovely phrase? It comes from a moving article, Literacy of the Fingers by Beth Tilston published in Dark Mountain. Tilston is making sourdough bread, a new skill for her, and one she was astonished to discover she was bad at. How hard could
First, I have to say thank you to everyone for all of your insightful and thought-provoking comments on the topic of attention. They have been grist for the mill, or like that extra cup of coffee I allow myself sometimes that sends me into overdrive and sets my mind whirling.
Happy Solstice y’all! Today for Solstice we got rain, a lovely gift because along with heat we’ve also been having a drought. The drought is so bad that the Mississippi River, the main source of water for the Twin Cities, is just a few inches above its lowest recorded level