On the gentle work of paying attention.
Aly, you so beautifully and appropriately, given your recent soberversary, spell out one of the many joys of recovery for me. Learning to live and find joy in the moment. You make is sound just like that is, though. Gratitude is a kissing cousin. Another wonderful essay!
This is...just gorgeous. I don't think I stopped smiling from the words "Last weekend". You're amazing. xx
This essay *is* grand and sweeping in its acknowledgment of the daily simple truths of life. Brava for everything you’ve achieved and all you will! ❤️❤️
There is no better way I can imagine to face down a big week of peopling in NYC than to start it on a Sunday evening eating outdoors with you and learning all about the (possibly fictional and definitely surprising) regional variations of grits ☺️
I hope it makes you feel... good, to know you do and have provided delight moments to a fan in KY.