by Maira Kalman

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).