I haven’t done monthly book posts in a while, partly due to time and, in general, the work of the podcast has me reading a lot less lately, but I thought it might pop in here and do a quarterly round up of the best books, shows and podcasts/music I’ve been listening to lately. As we are just wrapping up March and therefore the end of the first quarter of the year, I figured now’s as good a time as any. Here’s the best content I’ve consumed in the last three months.
Dr. Langlas’ quiet, steadfast example changed that for me and I am so very grateful. I mean, don't get me wrong, he was an incredible AP English teacher and that class will always be the best class I took in high school. I learned so much from him and will never forget his patience and gentle encouragement, his brilliant wisdom and the way he used literature to teach me the important things I needed to know about the world before I went out into it alone. But what he showed me that winter break will always mean more.
I carried these words with me through the next years as I struggled to wrestle my grief and disillusionment and pain and joy and hope to the ground and redeem something new and beautiful with it all. I carried them in my heart and revisited them when I needed the reminder that this renewal may look like telephone poles but I don’t have to care. That for some things, for this thing, there was no wrong season. And like Mary Oliver, it was what I dreamed of for me.