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- Happy fall!🍂🧡Being tourists in D.C. for the day!Thrilled to have a short story in the fall edition of The Summerset Review! ✨ Link in profile! ✨ Would love to know if you read it (and like it😅)!Happy and engaged!😆💛Bringing back #amoveaday (to be fair, still more like a move every week or so, when I feel like it, but hey). @amoveaday #lymegetsbetterTook these photos of Monet’s roses, water lilies, and garden a few days ago at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. Sometimes, I’m surprised by how much Monet’s work pulls at me. His is a joyful, vibrant, and energetic canvas, while I often feel melancholic, subdued, and quiet. But I gladly drove the hour from Dallas to Fort Worth to see his paintings because his depiction of the beauty of nature always stirs me. Lately, I’ve been enjoying Elaine Scarry’s slender book on beauty and being just, where she writes how the natural world — and the beauty inherent within — decenters us, moves us out of ourselves so we gladly cede our ground to the other. In this manner, beauty leads us to justice. I think of this when I see a Monet painting, and give way a little more.