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The Daily Grace
The Daily Grace
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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The Acorns (and a Six-Part Epilogue)

The Acorns (and a Six-Part Epilogue)

IT'S HARD NOT to notice, the way they line the path from the house to the studio, the way they've dropped this year by the thousands. They way they dwarf the lookalike versions that now pave our long mountain driveway. They've come from the Mother Tree, this I should...

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Trust, and the Creative Process.

Trust, and the Creative Process.

ALL THOSE MONTHS AGO, when the first phase of the pandemic hit, Tim and I packed up our lives and our SUV and headed for the mountains to "ride things out." I look at that time now as both lovely and terribly confusing; we were remote thus comparatively safe, and yet...

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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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