Maybe it’s the small town girl in me, but I love places like this farmer’s market in South Carolina on John’s Island, about thirty minutes from Charleston.
The number of cars parked in front left no question as to the popularity of the place, so I swung a u-turn and pulled in beside them.
The tomatoes drew me in first. Big tables full of heirloom yellows and reds. One of my favorite foods in the world is a tomato sandwich, and these promised to fill up a slice of bread perfectly.
Our world continues to get smaller in terms of connectivity and access to just about anything we can think of to order online. Our grocery stores grow larger with choice beyond reason. For the most part, I don’t know where any of it comes from. It’s nice to know.
I love books! From my earliest memories, I loved being read to and then reading practically every book in my elementary school library. There’s something about taking a little trip into a wonderful story that is its own unique pleasure. Over the years, my favorite authors have provided me with glimpses into worlds I would never have known had I not picked up their books. From Beverley Cleary to Lavyrle Spencer to Jodi Piccoult to Anita Shreve and so many others, I am grateful they chose to become storytellers. A great story has the power to move, change and shape its readers. To me, that’s an honorable calling and a task I aspire to.
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