“Kowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as means of escape.”  – Bell Hooks

According to our news-feeds, it would appear that we’re slowly entering back into a new sense of “normal.” But what does “normal” really mean? Many of the changes we made have been for the better. In our house, it has become glaringly obvious that we needed a pause. Life before was somewhat of a dizzying blur of a routine. We no longer shy away from having tough conversations. We love hard and make our love known. All at the same time, this slower pace of life has proven to be extremely healthy. It is with this in mind that we 

embrace the idea of a nostalgic summer. Nostalgia is a powerful thing because it evokes a time of happiness underneath the veil of remembering what it felt like to be carefree. We hope to fill our days with good people, good food and good music. We want to reconnect ourselves with our neighbors in a more meaningful way as we all re-emerge. We look forward to long days outside, camping under the stars, the smell of a charcoal grill and the simple plan to appreciate the little moments that were once taken for granted. 

Your neighbors, 

Sam and Shaleen DeStefano