Mid-January finds me into a new year, 2022, and still living in the same pandemic now nearly two years as the world’s companion. Last summer and autumn were busy. The world seemed to be picking back up with vaccinations and for me, at least events were gratefully swinging. My youngest started kindergarten and the momentous significance was folded in with the busyness of reentry. I had been mulling a post on visiting Julia Child’s kitchen at the Smithsonian and then the trifecta of holidays hit with jobs and family and entertaining a flurry. And I couldn’t muster the sense of relevance for a chef’s kitchen which somehow seemed like a natural fit with the holiday cooking frenzy. Perhaps I was too much in it up to my elbows?
In any case, I have been missing my time here and this is what inspired me today. My kids went back to school today after we all tested positive for Covid and had to quarantine last week. Thankfully, with vaccinations we all sailed through with mostly mild symptoms. As the house was too quiet this morning, I noticed little moments my five year old had left around the apartment after our time of quarantine togetherness. And I remembered a post I made when my daughter started kindergarten nine years ago, chronicling the visuals reflecting her world at the time and the significance of her entry into formal school years. It’s fascinating to see how favorite items are arranged, and with my youngest his things are deliberately just so. It was a treat to find his little moments, reminding me to cherish every ounce of five year old exuberance as these truly are the golden years.
I’m not sure how many this will reach or even what relevance it has for anyone but me but here it goes anyway. Perhaps it’s just for my children and if so, well, here’s to you my Lovebug and Scooby! You give us the World E V E R Y D A Y. Never forget how grateful Pai and I are for YOU.
Bluey atop one of my favorite books in the foyer.
A little push button toy he uses as a “phone” where I leave mine at home.
Love mom <3
Photography Beth Horta for Sweet Sabelle.
How precious! I can feel the quiet of the space….somewhat wistful. Glad you have come through covid!
Thank you so much, Judith ❤️
Charming and fills my heart, too!
Thank you, dear Kady!❤️
How amazing you are Beth! Thank you for sharing these moments with so many meanings. For me, in the other side of the world, it is very important to be able to participate Thiago’s growth through your eyes. Lov u all!!♥️
Thank you so much, dear Luciana. Your words mean so much to me and thank you for “seeing” me in here, love you!!♥️