I stumbled upon Lindsey Mead’s blog, A Design So Vast, a couple of years ago. I don’t remember how I ended up there, and I guess it doesn’t matter. (I love that about blogs–the way one fabulous blog leads to another and another.) I immediately found myself nodding my head at what I read on Lindsey’s blog. But that was during my year of full-time work on top of everything else, a year that my blogging and blog reading took a serious hit. So I didn’t get back to Lindsey’s blog for some time.
One of the things I love about working from home is that now I have more time to read other people’s blogs. I can troll around, reading and picking up wisdom. They get me thinking. Their words stay with me, influence my own words. And that’s certainly the case when I read Lindsey’s writing, which is always thoughtful, lovely, full of honest emotion. She writes about love and cherishing the mundane. She writes about melancholy, about the current of sadness that’s there, under the surface. Her posts make me a better mother. She reminds me not to take any of it for granted. This is one of her posts that I have read again and again. LOVE!
So I’m honored and humbled by Lindsey’s words about Ready for Air today. I’m sitting in my friend Mary’s house, just arrived in Berkeley, and I’ve holed up in her daughter’s room. (Which I’m glad I did so Mary’s writing group, gathered in the living room, didn’t witness my tears.)
Lindsey writes: “So much of Ready for Air is universal. Though Kate speaks of an experience I cannot image, she plays chords I know by heart. Motherhood is profoundly individual, and we need to honor the myriad colors in which it comes, but it is also shot through with emotions as essential as the air of the title. Ready for Air powerfully evokes the fear and ambiguity of one woman’s difficult season, but it is also full of a parent’s abiding love, and the deep, bewildering wonder that is at the heart of motherhood.”
Thank you, Lindsey, for reading and for being part of this book tour. I’m so grateful for your words!
Please check out Lindsey’s blog!