Each Wednesday I post about some sort of treasure I found during the past week. It might be thrifted or found on a walk or whispered in my ear or discovered on a dark shelf in the basement. Something. Anything that makes me feel lucky and thankful. It doesn’t necessarily have to make its way home with me – it just has to be noticed. The idea is for it to cost very little and feel very big. After all, this isn’t about acquiring new things; it is about paying better attention to the world around me.
This week, I found burlap. It was at our local coffee shop. These beautiful coffee sacks instantly reminded me of dear Maya and her beautiful burlap buckets. I took a class at SAW with Maya this past spring, and I am still feeling thankful for her kind ways, deeply inspiring classroom, and friendship. So, in a roundabout way, the burlap reminds me of my time at SAW.
I haven’t yet decided what I’ll use these for, but, for now, I am simply thankful for their beauty and for the memories they elicit: rainy afternoons, sloshing through the woods, ink, twinkle lights, crackling fires, and porch rocking.