Elise's lovely post on Phillipe Petit, who walked a tightrope across the Twin Towers.
Correspondingly, Let the Great World Spin, a novel that revolves around the day that Petit walked between the Towers, and looks into the lives of several (fictional) people around the city on that day. It won the National Book Award, and I loved it (though Colin, in his infinite grumpiness, claimed he could see the "puppet strings" and put it down halfway through the second chapter).
The photographer Vivian Maier, whose work someone found at an antique auction, and posts her photos on the blog as he goes through the staggering amount of photographs and negatives. I loved this one, love that she's a fantastic artist and that no one would have known except for his discovery.
Book carving. Thought this one was rather poetic.
Forgotten bookmarks--a blog by someone who works in a rare & used bookstore, and posts the things he finds in the books. Somehow I loved this one especially--people were having anniversary parties in 1880, too.
I've been reading Melissa's blog on and off for about a year, now. She makes lovely cards and printed things, and this is the second time that I've received a gift from her, just for reading her blog. I received in the mail yesterday several--perhaps 50?--printed gift tags in different colors and patterns, absolutely free. My presents will be so much prettier this year because of her, and it warms my heart that people are willing to just give of their craft and their love that way.
And, finally, my new favorite song, which I found because of Steve's fantastic "Year in Music" post.
It's good to take pleasure in small things when the world (mine, at least) is so full of insanity, stress, and work.