A text from David in late October: Bad news. Some of the rain is coming in the basement. It had been pouring and the wind was bending the trees sideways. We had a trip planned and thought, well, leaks are a pain but at least we will be out of town while things are repaired. We texted our neighborhood handyman and asked him to open up the wall with the water intrusion so that things could dry out, and scheduled a roofer for the next day.
Beautifully written and so genuine. Your comment on justice reminded me of my one of my favorite quotes: "Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.” - Talmud. We keep going, that is all we can do.
Thank you for this newsletter--it really resonated with me.
And I'm sorry about all your house repairs--not easy! Sending love
Jessica, this is awesome, beautiful, raw, accurate AF, and a very helpful guidepost for my own life. Thank you so much for sharing it.
Oh, my heart. Sending all my love. Gratitude, too, for this beautiful post.