There’s so much to be gleaned from Children’s literature. One of my favorite children’s books is Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crocket Johnson. Do you know it? Harold isn’t armed with much – just a single purple crayon – but that doesn’t keep him from having  adventures. He makes it up as he goes along and in the end his final destination is exactly where he wants to be – at home in his own bed. The story and illustrations are at once simple and compelling.

The challenge of this space for me is to work with what I have, to keep it simple, adventurous and compelling. Like Harold, I will do a good amount of thinking about home. It is, after all, where I spend most of my time.

More about Jayna

I live with my husband, The Chef, and our “fantastic four” children in a small town on the New England seacoast. I  share here to practice the art of writing and photography and to chronicle the days of our little life.

The idea of a treasury of days comes from these beautiful words by Robert Brault

“Why be saddled with this thing called life expectancy? Of what relevance to an individual is such a statistic? Am I to concern myself with an allotment of days I never had and was never promised? Must I check off each day of my life as if I am subtracting from this imaginary hoard? No, on the contrary, I will add each day of my life to my treasure of days lived. And with each day, my treasure will grow, not diminish.”