Small Affairs

Leslie Trovato
Deepening the practice of love and living beloved in everyday affairs.
Created 11 Aug 2021
  • A garage-less winter
    08 Dec 2021 • 7 min read • 33 6
    We spent Thanksgiving in California, where the twinkle lights are strung through palms and the sun sets on the ocean. Not only was I longing for my mother’s apple cranberry pie, but I am nearly six mo...
  • A complicated table
    23 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 14 4
    I left Montana last week in the pre-dawn hours when it was 20 degrees out and I could still hear the owl. When the plane dropped down through the grey haze hanging like a welcome banner along the coas...
  • One leaf at a time
    09 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 18 8
    For a number of years now, I’ve been telling tales of how God showed up in my war-torn marriage as the husband I’d always wanted. Even the other day, at coffee with a friend, I said something about Go...
  • When you're waiting for an answer
    26 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 5 3
    Last weekend, a pile of sad things converged at once – the whole “when it rains, it pours” adage is sometimes true – and I had a minor emotional collapse, meaning I cried off and on for three days. Yo...
  • Floating lanterns
    13 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 8 0
    The last two years, I’ve felt so much silent, creeping fear. I’ve not struggled much with anxiety until 2020 came coiling itself around my body. I think we all know, or at least suspect, fear has been...
  • Let me carry that for you.
    29 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 7 2
    This week, my friends and I have been sifting through the details of the Gabby Petito case, the speculations, the emotions; a couple of us have been in emotionally abusive relationships, and it’s been...
  • Love on accident.
    14 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 6 1
    Hey hi. Welcome to Small Affairs. This week I have a good story, a fall-ish cake, and a cathartic book to share with you. Yesterday, I was reminded - disturbed, really - of how striking it is to spot ...
  • Love and flautas.
    02 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 16 6
    I’m imagining breaking a bottle of champagne against the hull of a ship because this is the maiden voyage of Small Affairs and you’re aboard! Well that’s lucky for you because you, and you alone, get ...
  • One beautiful, messy life is made up of a million small affairs.
    11 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 0
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