in our family, we celebrate milestones, large and small, with champagne and oysters. we’ve had a lot of celebratory oysters over the last month. i hesitate to say that because it can sound like “hooray for us,” but we also spent some dark and frustrating months a few years ago, when STILL blog felt as if it were stagnating, and steve felt as if he wasn’t making any progress on his writing, and we didn’t know where our daughter was going to get into college. what is particularly fun about our recent, and surely temporary, success is that it is the result of simply carrying on–of plodding through the daily work of trying to live a creative life, which can quite often feel like drudgery. in fact this oyster shell is a perfect symbol of our recent good news. it is personally meaningful to us, it took years to reach this stage, it isn’t pretty, but it is delicious.
oyster shell with barnacles