Today is the first rainy day we've had in weeks, and I'm loving it. I don't feel any pressure to go out for a walk or admire the view: I feel perfectly okay sitting inside, reading and sipping tea (there's probably a nap happening this afternoon, too). While I'm terrified of the long winter to come, today I welcome the clouds and rain.
Here are some recommendations for your next rainy day.
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.
I've been listening to the podcast Magic Lessons by Elizabeth Gilbert. I'm not finding it amazing or mind-blowing, but right now it's a nice, gentle reminder to keep on doing what I'm doing--and I love Gilbert's voice. She also has some pretty amazing friends she calls every few episodes.
The Book of Life shares seven views of marriage today. I'm currently reading Alain de Botton's The Course of Love, a deeper investigation into the theme.
Yes yes yes! I used to love board games and I miss playing them so much. When we have the energy, James and I play Carcassonne after the kids go to bed. I can't wait until the kids are old enough to start playing games. By the way, are there any games you can play with a two-year old and/or a four-year old?
At the beginning of this month I linked to an essay about September being a great time to start new projects; now I'm seeing echoes of that elsewhere.
An underemployed actor in Los Angeles takes people for walks for $7 a mile. Would you walk with a stranger? Would you walk in LA? =)
What are you reading this week? Please post any great links in the comments section below. What are your favorite board games?
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