Charles Mahoney, “The Garden” (1950); see this lovely essay by Jenny Uglow about paintings of gardens; it’s based on this exhibition at the Garden Museum in Lambeth.
Right now the only place to pre-order is Amazon, but I will add links to other places as they become available. You’re gonna need a tranquil mind come September!
A beautiful short film of The Last Punchcutter.
Friends, I hope this finds you all well — I very much hope that. I have been dealing with this strange new world we’re living in first by reconnecting with old friends on Twitter — an idea that seemed nice at first, but the charm has quickly worn off — and then by writing a bunch of blog posts. I guess I wrote the blog posts to be distracted from Twitter.
I wrote two posts — one and two — about experiencing Morning Prayer, from the Book of Common Prayer, at home via livestream.
I wrote a fairly lengthy appreciation of “Attaboy,” the song from the Goat Rodeo Sessions that I mentioned last week.
I wrote about extended families in a time of crisis — something I will follow up on soon.
And some other stuff, but you can find the other stuff if you’re interested. I keep thinking about something the great biblical commentator Matthew Henry wrote more than 300 years ago: “No, whatever our condition is, we must bring our minds to it, be thankful for its comforts, submissive to its crosses, and make the best of that which is.” Every blessing to you all!