I’m out of the office this week but thought I'd leave you with some inspiring quotes about the beauty and joy of summer...
The ink on the envelope in the familiar hand makes me smile. It’s from Nigel Goodwin, our friend across the pond, who means so much to us. His letters, always written by hand...
Thirty-eight plays, 154 sonnets, a couple of long-form narrative poems, and a few odds and ends. William Shakespeare was not only prolific, but his work has stood the test of time. Even if you aren't a fan...
Have you ever gotten a letter or note that encouraged you? One that had words or artwork that held beauty for you?
“Bunny,” I said. “Bunny. Bunny.”
Sometime in the last few months, I’d gotten over feeling silly about repeating words to my little girl. She was too young to say them back to me, but that didn’t matter. She’d be able to say them someday.
I’d had a rough day. Actually, it had been a rough year.
After picking up my two-year-old from preschool, I drove into our driveway and went to the mailbox. I pulled out a few bills, some junk, and a small envelope addressed by hand—my sister’s hand. I recognized the handwriting...
The story is what drew us.
The show, Silent Night, is based on the Christmas Truce, a series of spontaneous cease-fires along the Western front in World War I around Christmas 1914.
Here at Glimsen, I share glimpses of the beauty around us—whether in nature, in the arts, or in the unexpected.
Lately, beauty of any kind can seem unexpected since we see and hear so much ugliness on TV and social media.
Today, as an antidote, perhaps, I want to offer up some words of beauty, goodness and truth, as well as hope.
It was the biggest dog I had ever seen. A German shepherd with a strong sense of territorialism and no love for strangers, even little ones.
No one told me. Or maybe they did and I just didn’t understand. How could a baby’s cry be so piercing? It could pierce the silence, pierce my thoughts, and pierce my heart.