This week, I read Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things, which included this letter I’d never read from her column. The letter made me weep, and Strayed’s response made me weep, and I feel compelled to share it with all of you.
In the twisty way life works, Liz is the one who convinced me to read Tiny Beautiful Things even though I felt like I’d probably read most of the columns online already (which turned out not to be true), and the day I started Tiny Beautiful Things was also the day I finally got to read Liz’s new book, Think Big, which is fantastic. I feel like I should read it out loud to the staff every morning before we open the library to get us all psyched up. It’s that kind of book.
The Oatmeal always makes me laugh, but this week, it made me laugh and cry at the same time.
It was a laughing and crying kind of a week.
Also this week, I learned that the plural of papyrus is papyri.
So far today, I’ve been reading and writing instead of taking a shower or cleaning my house. I’ve also been working on getting ready for this two-part webinar on homeschooling I’m teaching in a few weeks. A girl maybe can’t do everything, but I’m doing quite a lot. And I’ll probably take a shower. Eventually.