Hello friends. Happy Sunday!
Wow you really came through for me this week.
The comments you left on the Here’s What We Know post were staggering, generous, and so beautiful. Thank you! If you have a moment or two after you browse through the Sunday links, head over and read through the comments on the post. There are over 100 of you sharing such encouraging and insightful words. It feels like you’re sharing the sentiments that get you through – and gosh, aren’t they universal?
Here’s one offering you left that is ringing through my ears. “it is a serious thing // just to be alive / on this fresh morning / in this broken world.” ?
I spend a majority of last week in New York City with my parents and sisters. Together we celebrated my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary and my dad’s 70th birthday. We talked mostly in memories. We laughed so much. It’s such a wonder to have a life of shared experiences with people. So much love.
The offering this week is below. The invitation: take what you need and enjoy the rest of this fine day.
• I felt like my eyes couldn’t read this fast enough and never wanted it to end: The Book of Prince. Here’s a listen that makes sense for this reading: The Beautiful Ones. (The New Yorker and Spotify)
• This isn’t another horror story about black motherhood. (Washington Post)
• We need a rehab system that addresses what today’s opioid epidemic looks like. This created a pit in my heart. She spent more than $100,000 on drug rehab. Her son still died. (Vox)
• This episode of The Daily: Walmart Enters the Gun Control Debate. (New York Times)
• I can’t believe so many of you all have done this. You amaze me. The Quickening: a story of two births. (The Atlantic)
• Why Are We Obsessed With Other People’s Daily Habits? Because we want to optimize our own lives while simultaneously comparing ourselves to others and procrastinating? Maybe that’s just me. (Buzzfeed)
• “If the outside is perfect, the inside must be too.” I mean… right? I Gooped Myself (The Atlantic)
• Summer seems to end quickly in spirit, not in weather. I’m going to ease into this new season and these will surely help: Ina Garten’s Apple Pie Bars. I’m ready to bake with apples, nowhere near ready for pumpkin spice anything. (Joy the Baker)
• Last week I had a big pot of this gumbo simmering away on my stovetop and few things are better: Donald Link’s Chicken and Andouille Gumbo. (Saveur)
• I wear a lot of Everlane because I love how simple and chic their clothes are – and because all their clothes look good together so it makes getting dressed super easy. Now I have a corduroy to work with and I’m very excited. (Everlane)
• I am very much smitten by this hydroponic farmstand: Lettuce Grow. (Lettuce Grow)
Have a wonderful day!
My love and appreciation to you.