Inspiration Tuesday: The Sun Shines Bright

April is upon us, which means our favorite holiday is just around the corner. That’s right, Derby time is upon us! So our inspiration this month comes from our old Kentucky home — where the sun shines bright and the meadow’s in the bloom, and where we always wish we were this time of year. We’re always a bit homesick for our beloved bluegrass country, but the feeling is at its most acute come the first Saturday in May. Derby for us is not just a horse race: It’s a cultural phenomenon, a day when our entire hometown takes the day off and gathers in the sunshine (or torrential downpour, depending on the whims of that year’s weather gods) to drink bourbon and throw dollars down on the galloping ponies. It’s a holiday about home and heritage, innately Southern and so particular to the unique flavors of the Ville. So at this time of year, however far we find ourselves from the Twin Spires, we’ll sing one song for our old Kentucky home, and raise our glasses in a toast: “Next year at Churchill.”

Art: “Kentucky Sunlight (Lincoln’s Birthday),” Spencer Finch (2016)

Poem: “There and Back Again,” n.m.h.

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Book: The Bar Belle by Sara Havens


Song: “Coming Home,” Leon Bridges

Video: “Stephen Fry in Kentucky” (excerpt from Stephen Fry in America)

Quotation: “How often have I lain beneath rain on a strange roof, thinking of home.” — William Faulkner



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