1. Tracey says...

    I wonder if someone can explain why the Auden quote was included here? It is a beautiful poem, but the other notes seem centered around self-care, while this one made me think about the pain of unrequited love. While I strive to be person that puts love out into the world no matter what is returned to me, this can be difficult and exhausting at times. Maybe this quote is more about unconditional love, like a mother for a child?
    Currently feeling the sting and disappointment of unrequited love, so may be why I interpreted it this way! This “note to self” just reminded me of the person who I miss.

  2. Tara says...

    Yes, to the dishwasher, it just makes everything feel so much tidier. Especially, now in the year of ‘Rona.

  3. Jenny says...

    My ex husband sent me a series of audio clips of that Auden poem when we moved out. Brutal. Read the whole thing, it’s the sickest burn I’ve ever received

    • Alison says...

      Mine did it with Neil Young quotes: “doesn’t mean that much to me to mean that much to you”. At least your sick burn was a bit more sophisticated…(sad laugh in solidarity).

    • Jenny says...

      Alison, ours is a grim but hilarious sisterhood! Neil Young! Man, we married some absolute jabronis! But now we’re free! Weird confirmation that we made the right choices, ultimately. He also sent me All Things Must Pass on my subsequent birthday. High five, up top, sis!

  4. Lauren Turnowski says...

    Named my daughter Auden so there’s always a constant reminder of her namesake’s beautiful words in our home. Love.

  5. Rachel Allmen says...

    wow, that top right quote hit me hard…am I ever trying to be the most loving?

  6. Ml says...

    I love this!

  7. Kate says...

    Love that sweet poem by W.H. Auden. It reminds me of something my mother always said when we were kids. Whenever we got angry and obnoxiously shouted, “I don’t even love you anymore!” She would just calmly say, “That’s okay, I love you enough for both of us”

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      That is so sweet.

    • Sarah says...

      That is so sweet! My son has just started experimenting with “I hate you” so this is a good line to keep in my back pocket.

  8. celeste says...

    Thanks. If I can bake sourdough bread in 2020, surely I can tackle my first ever turkey in a bag?

  9. Johanna says...

    That is my very favourite poem. It is kept in the margins of all my journals and calendars and notebooks.

  10. Em says...

    Running the dishwasher every single night (and promptly emptying it every morning) is the key to preventing our household from descending into chaos.

    • Julie says...

      yes!

    • Catherine says...

      Yes! And I delegated the task to my husband so I don’t have to do it every single morning now.

      Also, I love that Grace relocated to Austin, where I live, because now I relate to her posts even more. Yes, I do have chapped lips from the weather. :)

  11. Samantha Klein says...

    TIME FOR THE SMELLY CHEESE. Thanks for the reminder. I need to pick up some wine this afternoon.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahaha it’s ALWAYS time for smelly cheese :)

    • Anon says...

      Lovely. Will have to check out the W.H.Auden quote… words that make the world a better place.