Taken from a short and sweet book of insights about life, love and loss by Mary McEvoy…
As life goes on, the clothesline diminishes again, families part, spouses leave or die. The clothesline now displays a gender specific wardrobe of perhaps an adventurous widow, or an ordered man on his own in neat contentment. I don’t find this sad because it just means life goes on and has many phases, and each phase has its meaning and purpose. It must be lived and so many people live it so well.
But what strikes me most about the clothes on the line is their fragility. They are like us who wear them, ordinary, lovely, mundane and heroic, blown and buffeted, animated by that which we cannot see.Ordinary Beauty: Meaningful Moments in Everyday Life by Mary McEvoy
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An enchanting book filled with rich and nourishing insights and micro stories that speaks in a universal and relatable way about how we can appreciate everyday beauty of the world. McEvoy talks about the various different small miracles that occur to give hope, light and comfort in an ever-increasingly fraught and fractured world. This book came along at the right time for me and I devoured it. This is a perfect night time reference book for when you are too tired to pick up a novel or some non-fiction that requires brain power.