Shards of Light: A Family in Quarantine

In the midst of monotony
There are splashes of color
In peals of laughter that echo
Across the wood floor

In the midst of anxiety
There is hope to be found in the trees
In barren branches laboring to bud
Against a perennial winter

In the midst of isolation
There are bonds being forged
In small bodies nestled together
Under warm blankets

Even in darkness
Beauty flickers on every surface
Like shards of light
Through a broken window

I only need to notice

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This post was written as part of a blog hop with Exhale—an online community of women pursuing creativity alongside motherhood, led by the writing team behind Coffee + Crumbs. Click here to read the next post in this series “Go Where the Light Is.”

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Phoenix Feathers Calligraphy for C+C, 2020

20 thoughts on “Shards of Light: A Family in Quarantine

  1. Oh my, Jessica. What an absolutely magical world you’ve captured with these photos. The one with the kids on the fence!! The tickle scene! The proud Lego engineer! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. I love your images, Jessica — especially all of the books and your family reading. 🧡This is something that changes so much over time, and I love documenting that too.

  3. Love your photos, Jessica! Especially your family reading together and all of the books. This is something that changes so much over time and I love how you captured it. 🧡

  4. You take such beautiful photos! The farm life looks like fun 🙂 And I really love the storytime! We have something similar going on in our house. I find myself reciting passages from Little Blue Truck far more often than I care to admit.

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