my week in objects (mostly).

June 15, 2018

five little things that made my week.

1. this lemonade.

{and these lemons.}

2. these red toes.

{but mostly a toe that’s healing.}

3.this sweater. 

{for continuing to be my favorite thing to wear, day in and day out.}

4. this sign.

{because needing to protest a governmental mandate to forcibly separate children from their parents is nightmarish. it didn’t make my week, but it certainly shaped it. ways to help below.}

5. this yarrow.

{for sticking around and staying cheerful, even after drying up.}

other things:

yes to ALL of this (finally).

bath hoodies.

the let go.

mind your soil.

my kind of gemstones.

daughters are not spiritual retribution for your misogyny.”

dear one.

how to help fight the current administration’s family separation policy.

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9 Comments

  • Reply Christie June 15, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for your constant focus on the inhumanity of our country’s immigration policies. Change will only happen when we all stand up and say: enough.

    signed, a very tired and overwhelmed immigration lawyer.

    • Reply Leslie June 15, 2018 at 10:16 pm

      thank YOU, Christie, and all the others, who are on the front lines of this in various ways.

  • Reply stacey June 15, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Thank you for the link on how to help fight the family separation policy – I was feeling so helpless reading about what’s happening, and it’s nice to be reminded of all the ways I can help.

  • Reply CathyMA June 16, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Yes to RAICES! No child should ever be separated from their parents this way. Horrifying! What is the world doing to hold the Mexican govt responsible for the fleeing of their people? No one would leave this way if it wasn’t for absolute desperation. I am shocked to have not heard the Mex. govt being addressed, or maybe I have missed it? Shame on the Mex govt and shame on us for separating families. Two wrongs don’t make a right!

    • Reply Christie June 16, 2018 at 6:18 pm

      Most of the people are from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala not Mexico. Those three countries have horrifying gang violence, where infanticide and femicide are common, and families are killed of their young boys refuse to join the games. The governments there are a joke. The gangs rule all. Please educate yourself on what is going on and the history of what caused this violence.

      • Reply CathyMA June 17, 2018 at 8:01 am

        Thanks for responding Christie. I am trying to educate myself. I did write that no one would leave their country this way (fleeing) if it wasn’t for absolute desperation. I wasn’t talking about only Mexico, but for the sake of streamlining my comment, I didn’t mention every country. People flee from African countries too. My point, yes their govt, as you say, “are a joke.” Still, I would like them to be held more accountable for the horrifying conditions their own citizens are forced to flee from. I am all for taking in refugees, while STILL asking for their govts to be pressured into enforcing laws.

  • Reply Sarah June 16, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Thank you, Erin, for including ways to help fight family separation.

  • Reply Leah June 29, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Hi, could you please share the source of your lemonade pitcher? It’s lovely.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE June 29, 2018 at 12:16 pm

      It’s from Tiffany and co.! A wedding present!

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