Writer, Blogger, Creative Enthusiast
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...
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...
You might think it a sad thing, our downtown-home ability to catch only teasing glimpses of the sky as the sun rises and sets each day over the city of Columbia. And very often that is the disappointing truth. But not today. Today I woke up to this photo, sent to me...
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.”
“We see trees. What more do we need?”
“I’m just trying to matter.”
“Perhaps home is not a place, but simply an irrevocable condition.”
“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”