There isn't really anything that I can say about this past week that you haven't already read or seen or heard or felt. Even though I don't even live in the US, it's definitely felt here, and if you're American, please know that there were definitely some Canadians ugly-crying in despair this week. And yet, there is hope - there is always hope.
In lieu of that topic (which is extremely important and I am not dismissing it in general, just for the moment, here in this space), here are a few things that felt like a balm this week.
Rainbows on the dining room walls. (Above.) I bought a little suncatcher last year and it delights me to no end when I walk into the dining room and it's covered in rainbows. (The hexagonal tiles are made by Umbra, the candlesticks on the piano are brass from Frenchy's, and the gorgeous beeswax candles are from Charlo, New Brunswick.)
Listening to Oprah reading What I Know For Sure to me in the car. (Not everyone loves Oprah, but there are definitely some gems in this one. And her voice is like a hug.)
Saving the best for last: you know how sometimes when you're doing just the perfect thing at just the perfect time, you can take a deep breath and feel a release in the very centre of your torso? Yes, that. It's a rare feeling to come by, and I definitely experienced it while holding and reading and savouring A Year Between Friends, the latest collaboration from SCB and MAV at 3191 Miles Apart. I've been looking forward to this for so long! It's fantastic, filled with great projects and ideas. And I just love the collaborative element of two friends working together on so many projects over the past decade, despite the distance between them. I've been following them for almost that long, and the book was worth the wait. Two thumbs up!