my week in objects (mostly).

May 7, 2021

1. these salad greens.

{every single one.}

2. these sweats.

{for being sent my way.}

3. these baby vines.

{for not getting fried.}

4. this lavender

{for hanging out inside for a bit.}

5. this glass.

plus bubbles.

other things:

an object doesn’t stop being merely because we’ve stopped using it.


what she really wants.

…a type, a stock character; that perhaps every American high school has its version of…

study, marry, kill.

billy and lilly.

i want a word for beingness.

it was not true to him but for some reason helpful to him, and that was why he said it.

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  • Reply Allison May 8, 2021 at 7:16 am

    Thank you so much for the Alyssa Harad piece. Such excellent writing.

    • Reply Barbara May 11, 2021 at 6:55 am

      Virginia Woolf; shiplap and colonialism; Philip Roth and dangerous high school teachers! What an astonishing and wonderful group of essays! I feel like my brain is coming back online. Thank you for your very thoughtful selections, week by week!

  • Reply Erika May 8, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    Shit, that Danu site is a treasure trove. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply mackenzie May 10, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    The article on the Gaines’ and shiplap and the intersection of Christianity was very interesting.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE May 10, 2021 at 2:15 pm

      So fascinating!


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