Though each day may be dull or stormy, works of art are islands of joy. Nature and poetry evoke "Sehnsucht," that longing for Heaven C.S. Lewis described. Here we spend a few minutes enjoying those islands, those moments in the sun.
I have just become acquainted with a kindred soul who runs Classical Pursuits. They take people on tours to places with literary/artistic significance, where you read and discuss works by the authors who lived in or wrote about that place. Check out some of their tantalizing trips. I'm very tempted by the Flannery O'Connor one in April.