I love this drawing of Steven reading to Alice. Everything about the memories of
getting to spend time with family members was deeply nostalgic for the long period
of lockdown, and special precautions during this pandemic. There is such a sweetness
in reading to anyone, but especially to children. It is beautiful to watch how they listen
and absorb every word. If you read the book a number of times they'll know it off by
heart, and want to say the words out loud as you read it .
Slowly these special times are coming back to us with more and more people being
fully vaccinated. And during the time when no contact outside of our main household was
possible, we learned so much about how vital the simple human interactions are to our
I am under no illusions that all is well with the world, but I am so incredibly happy
when we get to spend time with a friend, or a relative enjoying a book, talking
about a television show, or sharing a meal together – so amazing.
Have an enjoying the small pleasures in your life day.