Each weekend, I like to share articles or posts that I consider noteworthy during my week of reading (blogs or otherwise around the web), whether they encourage, challenge, inspire, or just flat-out make me laugh. Sometimes these are “current” links (recently written), and sometimes they’re older articles that I just happened to stumble upon in the past week. I hope you enjoy!
I’ve been a bit obsessed with Miranda Lambert’s new hit “Automatic“, despite the fact that it’s getting over-played on the radio right now. What a great song.
Then I started thinking about how much I enjoy country music these days and wondering why, and then “This is Country Music” by Brad Paisley came on – and this is exactly why!
“A Difficult Generosity” by Sarah Clarkson – I “stumbled” onto The Rabbit Room this week, and I have devoured the archives, especially this fabulous piece on the earth-shaking importance of an artist’s work. This paragraph says it all:
Every work of art reaches out across the centuries, and each is a vision that casts a flame into the darkness. The wonder is that one great light wakes another. The song of one wakens the story of another. The story she told becomes the poem he made that kindled the painting in yet another’s hands. Each is a work of obedience. No artist can cast their flame of vision without a twinge of fear that it will simply fade or even pass unseen. But each is also a work of generosity, precious, private worlds offered in a self-forgetfulness that pushes aside vanity, insecurity, perfectionistic pride.
“Because a tasmanian devil wasn’t available” by Melanie Shankle – All of Melanie’s recent posts about her new puppies have had me giggling, but this one had me flat out rolling around with laughter.
“Stop saving your stickers” by Brooke Mcalary – I hoarded stickers as a child, too, just like Brooke describes. I love the profound beauty of the truth she illustrates with something as trivial as stickers.
Happy weekend, y’all! :)