Merry Christmas, to those who celebrate. If you’re feeling like you let folks down on putting the PERFECT Christmas together, consider this throwback comfort.
Or if you’re reeling from time with family that is deep and intimate and also disappointing or complex, this might help you feel less alone.
A couple of obits blew me away last week: this one on Dorothy Pitman Hughes, who saw care for the intersectional, foundation issue it was far before most people in public life, and this one on a very different human, a cave explorer!
This journey that Yo-Yo Ma is on struck me as so humble and fitting for our times. I love the way the journalist wrote the piece, too, leaning into all the hard places and being honest and still light.
Luddite teenagers. Yes please thank you.
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All of Courtney’s readers should be extremely grateful for this indispensable newsletter so many thanks for the special Christmas issue.
It’s PERFECT 👍! DD