Hi, I’m still here…

Cherry blossoms, Dublin, Ireland

I’ve been quiet on social media and the Wild Library blog. The last two months were busy… I started writing a new blog post this morning, and it’s good to put my thoughts on paper again. I’m also very behind with book reviews, so I might do a series of short reviews. But then, I’m in uncharted territory as I navigate life with a newborn and a toddler in a world trying to move on from a pandemic while coming to terms with war. So, we’ll see how it goes. For me, this is a time of rethinking priorities and focusing on what’s really important. It’s also a time to keep my eyes open to the everyday beauty around me. This image of cherry blossoms is from last year and holds many happy memories of peaceful strolls along enchanted streets. The natural world can bring a sense of light and hope in a time of darkness and uncertainty.

To be human is to confuse a satisfying story with a meaningful one, and to mistake life for something huge with two legs. No: life is mobilized on a vastly larger scale, and the world is failing precisely because no novel can make the contest for the world seem as compelling as the struggles between a few lost people.

Richard Powers, Overstory

I’m looking forward to share more book reviews and posts about the natural world with you soon.


2 thoughts on “Hi, I’m still here…

  1. Chantelle, I am so happy to hear that your new baby was born. Congratulations! If you managed to find time to do a blog post you are doing well. I absolutely love the picture of cherry blossoms on this post. I am very happy about the warmer spring days and the blossoms and spring flowers appearing.


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