earlier this week, while we were helping an 8th grade girl work through some tough stuff, the school counselor told her "it's okay to be quiet". it resonated with me.
so after an intense week of the aftermath of dave's bike accident, parent conferences, managing middle school drama, helping a bestie look for apartments for her upcoming move to boston (yay!!!), brunches, holiday parties, and the normal business of our 21st-century lifestyle, i took a slow day. smokey and i walked to the arboretum, i drank several cups of tea, and i spent some time in the studio. i'm a bit rusty, but it felt good.