Self Shadows

by Brittany


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You are the slim crescent of a moon that I see and my self is the earth’s shadow that keeps me from seeing all the moon. The crescent is very beautiful and perhaps that is all one like I am or could see; but what I am afraid of, dear God, is that my self shadow will grow so large that it blocks the whole moon, and that I will judge my self by the shadow that is nothing.
— A Prayer Journal by Flannery O'Connor

A 'to read, to watch, to listen" post:

To Read: A Prayer Journal by Flannery O'Connor

We are reading through this collection of O'Connor prayers that were recently discovered and compiled. She is delightfully honest and humble, frequently praying that her stories won't be horrible (my words not hers)! I highly recommend the book!

To Watch: Les Émotifs Anonymes (Romantics Anonymous in English...not a great title translation but that's how you find it on Netflix).

Jesse was (still is) at a meeting all afternoon so I took this chance to practice my French by watching a French movie... I actually do like French films but they can be pretty depressing and sometimes pretty sordid... so if you want to see one that is neither and still enjoy a quintessentially French film, you must watch this! The costuming and styling is superb but more importantly the story is both poignant and hilarious. A young chocolatier with hermetic leanings takes a job at a chocolate factory only to find she was hired to be a sales rep instead of a maker. But instead of trying to switch roles she decides to help save the small factory from bankruptcy with her (in her eyes) less than desirable people skills... you, however, along with the rest of the characters will be completely won over by her people skills!

To Listen: The Flying Club Cup album by Beirut

As for the photo, I hope you aren't tired of pictures from out my window because I am an incurable window-gazer and will continue to record these ever changing views and lights.