In this month’s essay, Listing, Erin Levens Cundiff writes of her fascination with stackables–books, lists, or blocks–and how they sustain an emotional need she has for order, organization, and solace. In her mind-numbing life as a mother of two young children and as a writer, she longs for her earlier, reading life, when order, solitude, and quiet afforded her endless moments of reading pleasure.
What favorite activity has motherhood pushed far into the reaches of your existence? How do you compensate for that absence and longing? If you still make time for hidden pleasures, how do you incorporate them into this reality?