The fall season always leaves me feeling pensive; knowing that my world is preparing to hunker down for the winter puts me in a "take stock" frame of mind. Naturally, I was attracted to those kinds of posts this week, and that's what my In Case You Missed It wrap-up has for you today.
--There was no better, more perfect gift of a post for me on the internet other than Galit Breen's Back to the Old, Front to the New. Galit is a quiet powerhouse of a writer; her daily posts feed you in such a way that you find yourself having to push away from the blogger table for awhile and not read any other blogs after reading hers, so that her words can settle over your day and bless you with their wisdom. She writes here, on These Little Waves, of the rich tradition and the layers of generations that float through, when family celebrates the Jewish New Year.
--From New Day New Lesson, Susie - a blogger I've been following for close to three years now - tells us of the unique presence we bring into others' lives; we are here to help shape and encourage, and we have to believe this. A short, sweet, founded piece Every Life Is Worth Living, on New Day New Lesson.
--Kim, from RubberChickenMadness, bowled me over with this one, Grasp. A post that has the beauty of minimal words that feel like every one is precisely chosen. Grasp, from Kim, about the bittersweet moment in time when suddenly, your children are not so much your children as they are becoming your closest friends. Beautiful.
That's what I have for you this week - all wonderfully satisfying reads. I'm going to heat up this cup of apple cider, and lose myself in these posts again.
How I love the internet.