Slinging into 2019 three books and two cocktails deep.
This little painting hangs above my writing desk. It is not expensive or from a well-known artist, but it has always spoken to me here in the landlocked. There’s a whole lesson for me in the way the water collects in that gentle tidal pool there, waiting for a great reprieve from the Apogean influence that halts it at shore, collecting and growing, swelling up as it makes use of the nadir moments. So close and yet so far... “It is not yet your time.” The water is as calm as it is pure — because it waits on purpose. Waiting is where the concentrated version builds up, so that one day, when you are finally spilled out by the pull of the moon or an act of God, you may be a cohesive current, determined and distinct among the otherwise diluted and saline waters of the ocean.
This force of nature in leopard print swooped through Nashville, I scooped her up for cocktails and 9 hours later we had lived a lifetime, told allll the stories and bonded permanently. Ashley, thank you for being a truly exceptional woman. I am PLEASED AS SPIKED PUNCH (Tito’s!) to be your friend. Next stop, six city tour!
Even if you gotta fake it, here is your starter kit. “Well, honey, it is the south. These debutantes know how to verbally kick anyone’s ass. They learned it from their mamas in the womb.” - @maganvee
Thank you, @suthingirl for loving Southern products and southerners alike. Thank you for the richness that you bring in the most sophisticated yet attainable of ways. I’m pleased as spiked punch to be included in this @goodgritmag “Shop The South” lineup.
A beautiful day to be invited for Opening Hunt and the Blessing of the Hounds. And the most beautiful friends - human and equine. #tallyho