The book proposal is done!!! I printed out all sixty-one pages just so I could fawn over it. Pick it up, cradle it in my hands, wistfully thumb through the pages and think about how many times I reworked a particular sentence.
In her essay, “Winter Solstice”, Lisa Hupp says, “[i]t takes courage to love a place, to deliberately choose digging in and taking responsibility for its fragile well-being. Recognizing the magnitude of our impact on the community of life that sustains us means coming to terms with fear, loss, and degrees of despair.”