This morning I came into my study and realized that I had not turned my calendars to December yet. I love my calendars, especially my John Sloane calendar. For years I have used a large wall calendar with John Sloane prints in my inner study where I see it many times a day. When I glance up at it, it is a very utilitarian thing as I go about my work, but when I change to the new month I always stop for a while, stand quietly, and look into the picture. I suppose I imagine myself in the picture. It’s a simple way I have of quieting my soul.