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The Daily Grace
The Daily Grace
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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When It’s Almost Spring

When It’s Almost Spring

HOW IS IT that I am always surprised when I see a season turn. Perhaps this is because—for me—it has taken such time to fully settle into the existing summer / fall / winter / spring; to accept and to embrace what nature is already insisting is. It happened to me as I...

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Christmas, Old and New

Christmas, Old and New

HOW PROFOUNDLY I experience my mother's spirit this time of the year, when her love of the holiday season exists with palpable force. She has been gone from us since 2013 and yet a thousand times this December I have thought of her, felt her presence, heard her voice...

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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

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