• Kate Godin

Pleasure in Things

Updated: Jun 18

There was a time when you had to be practical and efficient above all else.

The business of living was tricky, and it was enough— sometimes too much— to find solutions to the problems at hand, stowing the knowing you weren’t yet strong enough to hold.

But here you are now and utility has given way to beauty, harmony, the poetry of detail, the halo of care around a creation that was loved into being.

What is essential has expanded to include not just what works but what feels good.

Rest your hand on this walnut table, your foot in this shearling boot. Marvel at the paint and light on the canvas, the glaze on the pot.

Your pleasure in things matters. Your delight counts.

Choose it. Feed it

with your feelings of simple joy.


Photo by Lisa Fotios

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