Walk and touch peace every moment. Walk and touch happiness every moment. Each step brings a fresh breeze. Each step makes a flower bloom. Kiss the Earth with your feet. Bring the Earth your love and happiness. The Earth will be safe when we feel safe in ourselves.
We met at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the amazing and wonderful Writing for Children and Young Adults MFA program, and immediately became a part of the class of Unreliable Narrators--a group of talented, passionate, supportive women. We could not have asked for, or even dreamed of, a better place to land. We both felt incredibly blessed.
Taking inspiration from a lecture by VCFA faculty member Julie Larios, we began practicing The Art of the Flaneur--being present as you wander in your world, and taking note of the details.
After graduation, we visited each other on our respective coasts and were struck by our shared interests. Beyond our passion for children's literature, language, words and the exquisitely turned phrase, we found that we also shared a deep reverence for nature and for finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. All with a sense of gratitude and a deep awareness of the blessedness of everyday life.
We wanted to continue to explore and share the observations we each make on our daily wanderings; thus was born this blog.
We thank all of the writers who have come before us and kissed the earth with their feet...and their words. We feel honored to follow you.