my week in objects, mostly.

March 26, 2021

1. these napkins.

{for their good cheer.}

2. these pansies.

{for the many daily hellos.}

3. this hair.

{it’s wavier than ever and i’m trying to learn what to do with it and idk idk idk.}

4. these baby socks.

{and the relief of not scrambling to find a pair on friday mornings.}

5. this new little fluff.

{and especially a friend who make things and got her instagram back!}

other things:

there is a choice represented in these images that many mothers do not have.

the most frequent english word uttered by salon workers is sorry.

its relentless focus on the self as the fount of all improvement.

plastic soup; plastic smog.

survived and punished.

58 things to do that aren’t ‘getting hot.’

the unbearable whiteness of climate anxiety.

community is what lifts and buoys.

is your carbon footprint bs?

diet culture rebranded.

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  • Reply Kim M March 26, 2021 at 12:29 pm

    Re: hair. I gotta say I love the length. I recently chopped off 4-5 inches and it feels amazing. I find good hair oil and some scrunching works wonders when you are embracing the wavy air dry. I also dabble with Bumble and Bumble surf spray. Audrey Coyne has a great hair video (in the last 6 mos I think?) on her YouTube channel. She is very thoughtful and videos are lovely.

  • Reply Mary in Maryland March 26, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    The Curly Girl Handbook freed up my hair. You can get most of the info online, but it’s worth supporting an author. Who, I think, cuts hair in NYC.

  • Reply Anna March 26, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    I’m sure you already know about this, but based on today’s links I think you would like the podcast Maintenance Phase. It’s hosted by Aubrey Gordon (author of “What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat”) and Michael Hobbes (former HuffPo reporter and cohost of You’re Wrong About). It’s about the wellness industry.

  • Reply Meredith March 27, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    Not sure if you want suggestions for hair styling products, but in case so, I will say I’ve found that having the right product makes a world of difference! I’ve just recently stumbled upon the Innersense Organic company, and really like their products and their business practices. I am *very* low maintenance when it comes to hair, and love that I’ve found something I can apply when it’s wet and do nothing else to it the whole day. I’ve been using their ‘I create volume’ lotion on my already voluminous hair…I was a bit skeptical, but my hair seems to love it!

  • Reply laura March 29, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    we love a sea salt spray here in maine. just some hot water, 2 tsp of sea salt (?!) and a squirt of leave in conditioner (?!) and shake it and scrunch your hair. i don’t know the exact measurements but its a popular method in the summer time for that air dried beachy hair.

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