Simcha Fisher, author of The Sinner’s Guide to Natural Family Planning writes for several publications and blogs daily at Aleteia. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and ten children. Without supernatural aid, she would hardly be a human being.
Bad week, everybody? There, there. Here is your favorite blanket, and while the tea water is heating up, here are eight lovely things:
A lovely hummingbird, fast asleep in a pot:
A lovely murmuration of starlings:
A lovely man playing a homemade cucumber trumpet:
A lovely way to waste time (via Thomas McDonald, who I'm pretty sure stole it from me in some way)
A lovely setting, sung by lovely Russians, of "By the Waters of Babylon" via Elizabeth Scalia:
A lovely compensation for the dying of the summer: pomegranates are almost in season! I may not even buy any this year -- I just enjoy knowing that, all over the place, there are edible jewels growing on trees.
Oh, lovely pomegranates!
The lovely Ella Fitzgerald:
And a lovely bit of background to this post: my baby has a fever, so I gave her some ibuprofen. I held her as I typed, and she nursed herself to sleep . . . and then nursed herself back awake again. And now she is cool and happy. Oh, lovely nursing! Oh, lovely modern medicine! Oh, lovely baby.