a poem for grownups
what is the word for when you remember? remember that, no, you are not that, actually. you are not that thing they all think. but were and are and yet will be something else entirely. what is the word for when that something else calls to you, but you can’t see a way to answer without breaking everything you touch? what is the word for when you open your mouth, crawl in on all fours, stand on your own teeth, say “I do” to your tongue? what is the word for when you step right inside of yourself and find enough room?
As an author who well knows the excruciating amount of work that goes into outlining, writing, editing, and marketing a book, I always want to do backflips for my fellow authors when its their turn to launch a literary baby into the world. This week, I am ecstatic to share with you the work of my dear friend Erica Tighe Campbell, owner of the Catholic goods company Be A Heart.
Erica has been an incredibly loyal, generous, and present friend to me through the past six years and it is an absolute honor to cheer her on as she releases her book Living the Seasons: Simple Ways to Celebrate the Beauty of Your Faith throughout the Year.
Living the Seasons — besides being a gorgeous work of art in and of itself — is a guide to creating traditions that you and your loved ones can turn to year after year. It includes party ideas, activities, crafts, and rituals to coincide with the liturgical church calendar and bring a meaningful rhythm to your home. This is a book for everyone; although there are some kiddie crafts in it, there are also plenty of crafts for anyone and everyone to enjoy.
My copy is arriving any day now, and I’m checking my mailbox like a maniac. This would make a gorgeous Christmas gift, coffee table book, or family treasure. Use the code EVANS15 to get 15% OFF your copy.
This weekend my sister is flying in from Colorado to spend her fall break with us (she’s a teacher), so I’m super eager to get this party started. We’re putting the whole fam damily in the minivan soon to drive to the airport to get her, but the highlight of the weekend will almost certainly be Saturday evening when she and I take my 4-year-old daughter to The Eras Tour movie. Just three Swifties having the best day.
I hope your weekend has something equally joyful in store!
‘til next time,