my week in objects (mostly).

May 29, 2020

1. these sparkles.

sparkle | reading my tea leaves

{on these grubby fingers and everyone else’s, per the birthday kid’s request.}

2. this lock.

door lock | reading my tea leaves

{because it’s on the closet door now and not the bedroom door and everything’s suddenly much more peaceful.}

3. these roses.

rose petals | reading my tea leaves

{for offering a whole thirty minutes of distraction.}

4. this shaker.

baking soda | reading my tea leaves

{with love to my younger self for going to the trouble of making these and love to my wiser self for just sprinkling some baking soda instead.}

5. this cardboard box from a neighbor.

cardboard box | reading my tea leaves

{and the beginning of a new experiment.}

other things:

of course there are protests.

defund the police.

some things made plain.

i am sure destruction won’t work here, but neither has anything else.

making it easier for us to breathe.

in progress.

bee homes.

we look tired and worn out.


two places to consider directing spare change to this weekend:

reclaim the block

black visions collective

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  • Reply Erin May 29, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    Made a donation to Reclaim the Block. Thank you for providing the suggestion.

  • Reply Liza May 29, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    Please keep us posted about the composting. I’m bummed about NYC ending compost collection. Thanks!

  • Reply Kim m May 29, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    Ha re baking soda. I’ve resorted to same shortcut but I just dump from the box!

    • Reply E June 1, 2020 at 10:09 am

      I put mine into a mason jar – did you know you can use the lids from “shakey cheese” (as we call it) on mason jars? Throw in some essential oils and just shake it out!

  • Reply Noam June 2, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    Love reading these so much!
    My daughter just turned 5 last week and got the exact same nail polish .

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