my week in objects (mostly).

April 19, 2019

1. this sunflower-to-be.

dirt in a white pot

{we’ll be on sprout watch over spring break.}

2. the return of this lightweight blanket*.

ecru blanket on a twin bed

{and faye’s quiet attempts to make her bed each morning.}

3. this little bundle.

twine and string on a wooden table

{for being so compact and so satisfying.}

4. the semi-annual canvas bag reckoning.

bags hanging in a closet

{and the final edit.}

5. lopsided tulips.

tulips in a white pitcher

{droopy and faded but still lovely to look at.}

other things:

curating meaning in our online lives.

she always does things i find suspicious, and they always turn out delicious

mom vs. dad.

comfort and loneliness, hope and foreboding…

home smog.

three minutes.*

sweet pea paints!

the female body is seen as the atypical body.

with a skirt for twirling.

where life is precious, life is precious.

with warm weather on the brain.*

also, this. (yellow plaid is a neutral.)

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  • Reply MissEm April 19, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    In re to the article about things designed with men as the default human, I remember a pain meds commercial back when I was a teen that advertised the regular pills and the pills for women. I talked with friends and parents about how crazy it was that the regular meds weren’t called meds for men, they were just considered the baseline. Everyone thought I was nuts. It was such an assumption, even in the 90s, that men were the norm. As for now, has anyone noticed that autocorrect was clearly designed by a man?

    • Reply MM April 21, 2019 at 3:32 am

      That piece from The Cut really…cut deep. Of course, we already know the sorry truths it lays out, but for some reason it’s particularly poignant this time around.

  • Reply Isabel April 20, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    I am guilty for keeping fresh flowers in the house a bit too long after they are looking their best, so I can totally relate to those lopsided tulips


  • Reply kate April 22, 2019 at 3:39 am

    I always think flowers look the best when they start to droop and fade.

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