Today I am brimming over with emotion. I cannot hold these words in any longer. In this special edition of the podcast, I am reading aloud the first chapter of my new book, The Sacred Everyday: A Search for the Exquisite Beauty of an Ordinary Life. The book has not yet been published (I talk briefly about publishing plans at the beginning of the episode), and you can currently only find these words here. This is a first read-aloud of the book, and I confess that I found it difficult to hide my emotion in some parts. But I’m just going with that. This is a reading among friends, and you all will forgive me if I cry a little bit, right? Thank you for being interested in these words that have been welling up in my soul for over a decade. For all of you who have asked me when I’m going to write a book or when you can read my book, this is for you.