The Daily Respite

Clara Parkes
A brief interval of relief delivered to your inbox every morning.
Created 06 Mar 2020
462
Posts
14,951
Likes
11,510
Comments
22
Mentions
  • November 18, 2021
    18 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 22 4
    Good morning! It’s Thursday. Remember on Sunday, when we stood above Baker Beach and gazed across the water and I told you that the next stop was Japan? Well, this morning I propose we zoom across the...
  • November 17, 2021
    17 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 31 18
    Good morning! It’s Wednesday. Having recently been reunited with the friendly skies, I found this vignette (courtesy of Respiteer Tamara) quite appealing. No masks or boarding groups or seatbelts, jus...
  • November 16, 2021
    16 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 25 13
    Good morning, and welcome to Tuesday! Sky watchers, this is your lucky day. The Leonids meteor shower has been building in activity since November 6th. Late tonight through tomorrow at dawn, it’ll fin...
  • November 15, 2021
    15 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 41 21
    Good morning! It’s Monday. Yesterday we gazed out over the Pacific and I said, “Next stop, Japan.” Alas, I meant that the ocean’s next stop was Japan. Having made my first foray back out into the worl...
  • November 14, 2021
    14 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 41 28
    Good morning! It’s Sunday. Our nature respite this week comes to you from San Francisco, where I just basked in saudade for 54 hours. We’re standing above Baker Beach looking west over the Pacific. Ne...
  • November 13, 2021
    13 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 56 29
    Good morning! It’s Saturday, and we have another birthday. This time it’s Scottish novelist, essayist, and poet Robert Louis Stevenson. I haven’t read any of his books, I’ll say that right up front. N...
  • November 12 Get-Together: Saudade
    12 Nov 2021 49 112
    Read more
  • November 12, 2021
    12 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 37 20
    Good morning! It’s Friday, and it’s the birthday of French sculptor Auguste Rodin, who was born on this day in 1840. The following footage of Rodin was shot just two years before he died. He appears s...
  • November 11, 2021
    11 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 35 15
    Good morning! Today is Thursday, and depending on where you live, it may also be Veterans Day or Remembrance Day. I propose we honor the fullness of this day with a traditional Appalachian spiritual, ...
  • November 10, 2021
    10 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 49 28
    Good morning! Today is Wednesday. And on this day in 1969, the very first episode of Sesame Street aired on public television. Over its 50-plus years, the show has hosted everyone from Kareem Abdul-Ja...
  • View More on Substack »