Broken Open-Hearted Love

Yesterday I learned that a dear friend is dying.  There is no time to visit.  No time to wrap up loose ends.  This news just rips it all back open–that wound that I thought was nearly healed.  The blow from my fall where I realized that death is actually a part of the human story….

Swan Lake, Violet Fairy, and The Love Cats by The Paper Doll Club

We have lots of dolls for you this week!  Swan Lake is a ballet with amazing music by Tchaikovsky.  I have never actually seen the ballet, but I listened to the story with the music as a child.  This morning, the girls and I listened to a great rendition of the story on spotify called Swan Lake,…

The Snow Child Paper Dolls

This week’s paper dolls were inspired by a beautiful play that the girls and I saw with a friend over the weekend.  It was based on a Russian folktale called The Snow Child, about a barren couple who build a child out of snow.  Through love and magic, the child comes to life.  The play…

The Daily Turn #19: Country Radio

There are only so many songs that you can write with choruses that include the way a pair of jeans fit a girl who also happens to be wearing cowboy boots. And I am truly beginning to question the sincerity of the genre of songs that begin with being a child, and end on the…