The Lens Artist Challenge this week is to share local vistas.
I chose to share some Virginia highlights with small delights.
1) The Beach
3) Walking Options
5) Beauty at Home
The Priorhouse main interview for June 2020 featured Xingfumama Here
One of my top takeaways from the interview was how much Kate said she enjoyed her home life and being a contented homebody (esp after a bit travel).
I am getting ready to post about my top takeaways for the Bleak House book (2022 #DickensChalkenge) and because the heroine’s name is Esther- that had me on a rabbit trail of looking up the Jewish Biblical story of Esther to see if Dickens made connections to that Esther.
I didn’t find much of a connection but I did stumble upon an interesting note about the story of Hannah. The troubled Hannah, whose name means grace and perhaps means grace in suffering.
One point made was that Hannah had so much trouble at home.
The commentator noted that perhaps one of the greatest torments in life is when one cannot experience peace at home.
Also, perhaps one of the best gifts in life is to experience peace at home (a peace often overlooked), which Hannah lacked!
The author also noted that everyone in this world will have setbacks and trials. And sometimes the best we can do is stay strong for that day – that hour – find calmness and perhaps find peace in the quietude of home!
Quiet reflection at home is something that is priceless and can assuage much.
Hannah and Esther both endured a lot in their unique life journey – and both ended with a closing theme that “everything is going to be okay” A closing theme to their story was that all things might not be good – but “can” work together “for” good.
There is still time to jump in with the Bleak House reading challenge as we are doing the raffle (gift card give away) on June 20th.
The Bleak House free ebook is Here
Trent’s Master Bleak House Challenge post is here
Priorhouse Bleak House Reminder post is here
Thanks to the Lens-Artist team for hosting challenges and to join in this week – go Here to Anne’s blog