A Few Nice Things

Charlie Mackesy - The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse

We can all use some nice things.

The illustration above is from Charlie Mackesy’s book The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse, a gentle book about love and friendship and how they build resilience; about hopes and fears; about courage in difficult times. It’s a simple book, pen-and-ink drawings with some splashes of watercolor and a few words, but it’s not a children’s book, not in these troubled times. We could all use this on our coffee tables. You’ll want to share it.

John Krasinski’s Some Good News swept the Internet a few days ago. If you missed it, stop now and spend 15 minutes focused on happiness and positivity. John Krasinski is genuine and transparent and Some Good News will make you cry happy tears and feel hopeful.

Phish released a new album last night. Listen to Leaves, one of the most lovely, inspirational songs I’ve heard in many years. (Also available on Spotify and other streaming services.)

Be kind. Be strong. Be nice to each other. We have to stay sheltered but we don’t have to be alone.