my week in objects (mostly).

July 26, 2021

1. this laundry hamper for being mostly empty.

{however briefly.}

2. these new buds.

{for being there.}

3. this thread.

{and finally finding the time to sew some patches.}

4. this staple gun.

{for not jamming, maybe for the first time ever.}

5. these old things.

{in new places.}

other things:

playbook for a post-pandemic future.

practical and natural.

one manhattan couple insisted on keeping the sink where their daughter learned to brush her teeth.

creating a climate-resilient childhood.

the way we deal with being left behind.

community collecting.

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  • Reply Grace July 26, 2021 at 11:29 am

    I find singing: bee-balm-a-lula she’s my baby! to bee balm really gets that new growth popping (other plants like it too) šŸ˜‰

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE July 26, 2021 at 11:38 am


  • Reply SJ July 26, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    That climate resilient childhood piece is a gutpunch. Last month we stocked up on our kiddie KN95s for the kinder and bought a new air purifier for the baby’s room in advance of what I assume will be a 3 month smoke season here in California. We’d move but can’t outrun a climate crisis….

    • Reply C July 30, 2021 at 12:57 am

      Best to you and your family SJ. We too stocked up on respirators, air filters, and furnace filters.
      I wish more people knew they could not outrun a climate crisis and worked within their community to create change. In the PNW, we are being flooded with those trying to run, creating a soaring increase in housing costs and, ironically, issues of space, natural resources, and equity.

  • Reply Emily July 27, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    The phrase that keeps ricocheting in my mind is, “we’ve made a world inhospitable to children.” It’s hard not to despair

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