这是一个很好的……three weeks

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It’s been a while! Let’s catch you up — here’s what it’s looked like around here over the last few weeks:

首先,我以一种严肃的方式爱上了我的日记。这可能是我做过的最长的日常日志、素描和处理。顺便说一句,当我开始收集名言时,这意味着我在考虑写新书的想法。

(But first, I have to getThe Lightmaker’s Manifestolaunched.你预定了吗?I’d be honoured if you would!)

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Marcus and I celebrated our nineteenth anniversary.Nineteen. How did that go so fast?

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Speaking ofThe Lightmaker’s Manifesto, I bought this amazing handwoven hanging from the incredibly talentedReena. The medallions on the weaving have a quote that, unbeknownst to Reena when she was creating it, was one that I’d actually included in my book:


Another world is not only possible, she is on her way.
On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.
— Arundhati Roy

这简直太神奇了不是吗?我非常喜欢这份工作。Reena是如此的特别——她做的每一件事,她都把一部分收益捐给了一个使命是让世界变得更光明的非营利组织。For example,this amazing necklace, with the phrase “make light” on it, helps supportLuminAID's Give Light initiative, which partners with NGOs to provide solar-powered, sustainable light to individuals impacted by natural disasters and political unrest. So if you’d like to support a great artist and a good cause,please don’t hesitate to purchase one for yourself or a friend. (And for the record, I don’t make a penny on this necklace — this is entirely on Reena’s sole initiative.)

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Alex has begun her final year of high school. Incredible, right? She’s also thigh-deep in applying to universities, so things are really hopping over here. Please send all good vibes to the admissions gods.

She’s applying to some really interesting colleges as well. I can’t wait to see where she ends up attending.

In some exciting news,Hurricane Nicholas took a little tour of Texas, moving right through Houston. Luckily, other than 12 hours with no power and lots of tree debris, damage to our neighbourhood was pretty minimal.It appears we dodged a bullet.

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尼古拉斯经过之后,休斯顿的夏末天气变得异常的好。I even worked outside a bit onthe little office patio that Marcus built for me for my birthday!

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And sitting outside, I’ve noticed a ton of hummingbirds and monarch butterflies! I tried to take a photograph of them, but they wouldn’t cooperate. The little dragonfly above did, though.

Marcus bought the flowers above at the grocery store recently, just because. The colour takes my breath away.

So that’s what we’ve been up to — nothing much, still trying to keep ourselves safe from the virus, trying to keep life moving along in a cadence that feels comfortable and safe. I’ve missed you guys. I’ve been updating more often on Instagram, but this morning, I came acrossthis articleand — well — it’s giving me pause about social media in a real way. I suspect that I’m going to start relying more on tools that allow me to control my words and my intent better than social media does, and that means this blog andmy newsletter. But I’d be interested in hearing how you all are using social media — do you still enjoy it? Do you rely on it?

Tell me something good.