In the gardens of Sissingurst Castle in England, there are places to sit and rest or read.
After sitting, it is good to stroll through the gardens.
There is a great amount of design everywhere, but best not to speak of that right now.
For now, we can just exist in a pleasant, undemanding state, listening to the birds sing.
Maira Kalman is a New York-based illustrator and author.
This story and more appear in the newly released Maharam Stories (Skira Rizzoli, 2015).