my week in objects (mostly).

August 16, 2019

1. these sweet sheets.

{a gift for new bunks from genius printmakers, lewis.}

2. these well-loved paints.

{and little guy who runs to use them ~5x a day.}

3. this basil.

{for being cheapest, most fragrant, most delicious thing i’ve stuck in a vase all summer.}

4. this beautiful embroidery.

{for getting tucked in a suitcase in damascus and carried here to us.}

5. this little apron.

{and the early morning potion-making.}

other things:

first week of june.

paying attention to the war at home.

melt the guns.

a lifetime of labor.

baffling, even to experts.

amazing when they’re good

losing language.

pop quiz.

ps. in case you missed it, more musings in the newsletter i sent yesterday.

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  • Reply April Best August 16, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Those sheets are so lush.

    Iā€™m fascinated by Lyme Disease … and that article is so intriguing.

    Thanks so much for sharing šŸ™‚

  • Reply Mims August 16, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    I live in a lyme endemic area, and take it seriously. IT is so complicated because ticks have been weaponized by the Army at Fort Dietrich for use as bioweapons. I know it sounds crazy, and I am definitely not a conspiracy theorist, this just sounds like the truth.
    this interview eith Stanford science writer Kris Newby riveting.

  • Reply Pat S August 16, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    I have to say you post the most arresting things. I applaud you and admire you. I am 80 and I hope for the best for you and all who come after. Prospects for the future are appalling, but it is people like you who can change it.

  • Reply Cussot August 18, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Oo, what’s the story of the Damascus textiles? A teaser for an upcoming blog post?

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE August 18, 2019 at 5:19 pm

      not a teaser! just a gift from a dear friend!


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