Today's story was chosen by Maggie, one of our volunteers. As a bonus, it comes paired with a long but rich and satisfying poem. Mrs Manstey's View by Edith Wharton and The Pot Geranium by Norman Nicholson both offer lots of themes that seem to resonate at the moment: loneliness, making the best of things at difficult times, and gaining some sort of nourishment from noticing small things. Thanks for the suggestions, Maggie.
Click on this link for the story:
and this one for the poem: