What You Know First by Patricia MacLachlan with engravings by Barry Moser is a tale of a child who must leave her home and as the copy on the back cover indicates “So before they go, she finds a special way to carry with her a part of what she knew first”. I am reminded of my own displacements and propensity to collect “objets de souvenir” and find solace in the wisdom of the first person narrator who pledges herself to memory work.
I will take a little bag of prairie dirt.
I cannot take the sky.
Making do. Will do.
And so for day 52