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The Daily Grace
The Daily Grace
Notable: What I’ve Been Reading Lately

Notable: What I’ve Been Reading Lately

I AM NOT a competitive reader. I don't set goals, I don't strategize my list, I don't look to fill in defined categories or stretch into genres (with intention) I don't typically enjoy. Which is to say I am basically a mood reader (totally in keeping with my Enneagram...

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Wildflowers, Grace, and Goodness

Wildflowers, Grace, and Goodness

MY PERSPECTIVE CHANGES all the time on this mountain, weather and the season permeating every thought and impacting nearly every decision. Perhaps this is because conditions change so rapidly. In a moment, a beautiful, clear sunrise can be overcome by opaque, dense...

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When You Can’t, What You See

When You Can’t, What You See

I have been recovering from minor eye surgery, something that, for a time, left me with such blurry vision I was not able to do much but look toward the big blobby shapes on the television and ask repeatedly: "Who is that? What is she doing? What did he say?" I am...

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Cathy Rigg 

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Cathy Rigg Monetti is a writer and maker with far more interests than she has time. Born and raised in Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains, she is currently writing a novel, a work of historical fiction set there and centered around five people whose lives intersect during the tumultuous years of the Civil War.

“Perhaps home is not a place, but simply an irrevocable condition.”

James Baldwin

“We see trees. What more do we need?”

Maira Kalman

“Ultimately, we are all just walking each other home.”

Ram Dass

“I’m just trying to matter.”

June Carter

“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”

Mary Oliver

What I’m Reading Now

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