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Cottage Core and the simple life

 Yesterday I was listening to NPR and heard about the new trend of #cottagecore. Apparently there is a surge of interest in a more simple, aesthetic and traditional way of living. As I thought I realized that it pretty much summed up what we have been doing for decades. Nice to suddenly be trendy I guess, but I suspect the trend is more about image than substance.  Doing things aesthetically from scratch needs to be rooted in a more considered perspective of life. There is profound meaning in growing things, working with your hands, slowing down and creating spaces of beauty. I recommend Edith Schaeffer’s book ‘Hidden Art’ , it was the source of my inspiration. This is the retreat center we built to host L’Abri.

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