My inspiration for this week comes from: Irene, who made this precious hat for Beanâ€™s birthday (on Thursday), and this lovely neckwarmer for me.
Her way of writing---almost prose poetry---is so subtle, so full of emotion, that it always hits me right here, in my heart; makes me breathe deeper, makes me linger over her words.
Somehow she manages to write every day, take incredible self portraits and raise beautiful sons. She makes me laugh, makes me wish I live in Paris, and makes me wish I could knit. The slivers of wisdom and insight she has shared with me have had a direct impact on my writing life (and yes, Irene, you are SO going into the ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS if I ever write my book.)