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Splendor In the Ordinary – the Household (index post) | Wildflowers and Marbles
Have you ever heard the phrase, "bloom where you are planted?" I suppose that applies to us moderns, planted squarely in the 21st century with all of its technology, activity, and constant going and getting and coming back from. I don't eschew technology, nor activity, nor going and getting, but they do begin to overshadow days when they're not guarded. 21st century or not, we're still called to moderation in enjoying all of these goods, and perhaps now more than ever, we must learn to guard our homes - just as our medieval ancestors guarded their castles against too much intrusion. For home should be a haven of truth, goodness, and beauty. It should be filled with ritual and routine, order and delight. And it cannot be any of those things if we're never in it, or so distracted that we're never really present to the people that inhabit it - our families. Let's read through this together About 12 years ago I picked up a book, Splendor In the Ordinary by Thomas Howard. I had no idea then