Today I got an email which described my blog thusly:
... not like some artful expression from the tip of a pencil, but instead like the little curly shavings it leaves in the pencil sharpener.
I'm putting it here because it's one of the loveliest things that anyone's ever said to me. But also because it's just plain lovely, and I am selfishly displaying the wares of the mind that pulled these words out of her astoundingly creative and beautiful hat.
You know who you are.
The gorgeous photograph of the pencil shavings is from the brilliant lens of Caitriona.net.