Tsh’s new book, Notes from a Blue Bike, landed in my hands earlier this week on a cold grey afternoon and brought an instant bright spot to my day with its beautiful blue cover and familiar author’s name. I hugged it tight and skipped into the kitchen to put the kettle on.
I was only able to sink my teeth into Part I before Clara woke from her nap, but already Tsh had spread a bountiful buffet of fresh ideas that I slowly digested in my mind for the rest of the afternoon. I couldn’t wait to get back to the book.
As it happened, my kindergartener Mateo was battling a dreadful fever that night, and when I tucked him into bed, he clung to me tight, begging me to snuggle. Normally, I’d have to head downstairs to start my evening writing shift, but tonight? Well, book-writing and blogging could wait.
I switched on the bedside lamp and made myself as comfortable as I could on the sliver of bedside that my boy had left for me. I pulled the sheets up to Mateo’s chin and re-opened Notes from a Blue Bike. Beloved for her voice on The Art of Simple, Tsh has a comfortable writing style that is simple to absorb and process even with my dead-tired, end-of-the-day fried mommy brain.
I couldn’t put the book down. It was very late before I closed the cover, and Mateo was fast asleep, his lashes long on his bright red cheeks. The next day, he was feeling better, and I wrapped up my reading with my morning coffee while he finished a puzzle.
Tsh words felt like a rich feast, a meal I didn’t know I was so hungry to eat. They were both affirming (hello backyard chickens) and inspiring (hmm, are our passports up to date?).
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