of Christmas, and also a day for reflection and revelation before the routines of normal life kick in. Many of us are back at work and in the swing of those routines already, but there’s still time to:
1. Listen to the spirituals from Michael Tippett’s A child of our time.
2. Donate to one of the many charities that need help: Shelter, Crisis, Refuaid, Girls not Brides, Age UK etc.
3. Take a bag of stuff to the charity shop and come back to mull that last bottle of wine.
There’s something very comforting about this image – the sense of perspective from so many people having trodden those steps, and what wonderful light. Photo by @madreonthemove
This Louise Bourgeois collection from late in her career is a beautiful collection of simple textile pieces. I could look at this for ages.
…when you start noticing dusk. Illustration by Karolis Strautniekas for the New York Times.
Ming Lee’s poetic contribution to the Venice Biennale this year. More details on The Women’s Room Blog.
All illustrations by Sam Kalda for the New York Times. See the articles here on mindfulness while doing the dishes, having a coffee, waiting at traffic lights or on a journey.
Images via Sam’s Instagram account.
The Window by Archibald Hattemore, Image via Pinterest. It’s time for new beginnings.
Countess Eliso Dadiani by Savelij Abramovich Sorin, 1919. Melancholy, poised, neoclassical and enigmatic. Image from Pinterest.
Harvesting, Kirkcudbright by Edward Atkinson Hornel. Painted when he was only 21, the picture now hangs here.