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The Daily Grace
The Daily Grace
Harbinger.

Harbinger.

ABOUT MARCH, I HAVE ALWAYS felt ambivalent. This admission comes as a surprise, even to me, for March is the month that relieves us from the coldest cold, that pulls us from mud and muck of winter, that shines a light toward a hopeful, even if it is distant, spring....

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Day 20: Take heart.

Day 20: Take heart.

IT IS THE PERFECT WAY to wrap up these Thirty Days of Joy, doing it with Day Twenty because, well, 2020, and also because my friend Melissa at art4money* posted something that is the absolute, best, most perfect way to dive into the hope that is 2021. I realized when...

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Day 19: LET THE WORLD REJOICE.

Day 19: LET THE WORLD REJOICE.

WE HAVE MADE our way back to the mountains, and getting to rest my eyes against these ancient Appalachians is the balm I need, standing, like we are, at the end of this hateful COVID year. It has been a long, slow, painful slog—GOOD LORD BUT IT HAS BEEN A SLOG—and...

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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.

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

Ram Dass

“We see trees. What more do we need?”

Maira Kalman

“I’m just trying to matter.”

June Carter

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

James Baldwin

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

Mary Oliver

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