This morning I was struck by the fennel's sculptural symmetry, courtesy of Mother Nature.
The pottery bowl is from Italy, by way of London.
Visit my friend Maddie's Persisting Stars for an uplifting start to your day, "When the world opens up."
Here's one writer's take on why we love vintage. "Retro is about rediscovering an everyday beauty we may have missed first time round. Retro is a loving exhumation, a bringing back to the light, of the world we saw – or fancied we saw – around us, before the modern world kicked in and we had to grow up and take responsibility for something called The Future," John Walsh writes.
Read about the curse of the yummy mummy, that ridiculously unobtainable fiction.
Rarely have stark bare trees, blue sky and hawks looked more appealing than in Stephanie's photographs from Colorado here.
Check out this article about Barack Obama by one of his friends and fellow law professors. (With Super Tuesday Part II coming up, you didn't think I would forget about politics, did you?)
And consider Rumi's words from The Book of Love:
This being human is a guest house
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture, still,
treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing
and invite them in
be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.