“I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.” ~ Anne Lamott
The first time I lived in Lexington, way back in 1984, I lived on the north side of town in an apartment off Russell Cave Road. I never gave the road’s name much thought. In fact, I didn’t give it any. One day, when Sharon was here in September, I picked her up from Maggie’s office at Mt. Brilliant. It’s a sprawling picturesque thoroughbred farm bordered on one side by Russell Cave Road. Maggie gave us a brief tour of the farm, which includes Russell Cave and the spring that emanates from it. The cave is gorgeous and nature has cleverly disguised its enormity. It must have been an extraordinary place when Kentucky was still wilderness. It’s pretty spectacular now, and fitting that it’s part of a farm named Brilliant.