This week, I’ve been enjoying a sort of stay-cation, in-between the spring and summer terms at the college library. And in need of inspiration before going back to work. Perhaps the links below will inspire you, too.
♥ This collection of letters from famous authors to their young fans made me cry. In such a good way.
We think something about the way an author writes to a child is very telling, and even more than that, we know how much of an impact such letters probably had on their recipients, a thought that fills us with warm goodness.
♥ I love the Olympics. Love love love. I mean, LOVE. I get goofy-patriotic — even about other countries! — and I tear up at all the inspirational stories. Bob Costas, I ♥ you. But it’s so easy to get caught up in all the cynicism and commercialism and whiz-bang-fireworks hoopla. This article about the 1948 Olympics torch relay created on a shoestring budget, and how the relay became a “Relay for Peace” to unite a Europe still recovering from WWII… well, if this article doesn’t touch your heart, then you need to read it again.
♥ I so needed to read Helen Jane’s solutions for a painful internet yesterday. And again today. And probably again tomorrow.
- From the archive: 1948, Olympic flame arrives at Dover and quickly makes its way London (guardian.co.uk)
- ‘Pure amateur’ recalls 1948 Games (bbc.co.uk)
- In pictures: Torch relay day 22 (bbc.co.uk)
- Stay-cation list | No. 2 (marshavalk.wordpress.com)