Hello dear friends!
We’re in deep. Deep into this year. Deep into this summer.
This morning I got deep into my pantry for a major cleaning. The state of my pantry is often the state of my brainspace and these past few weeks I’ve just been shoving things everywhichwhere hoping to remember it, hoping to keep track of it, hoping it would all sort itself out. It only got worse until I took a pause, a breath, and several hours so sort, purge, combine, and label.
We’re back baby. Clear eyes, full hearts, clean pantry.
Except we’re still deep in it. It’s ok to be just ok sometimes. There are moments of crisp, clear, OKness and this is one that I will revel in.
How are you? How’s the coffee? How’s the quiet?
The offering this week is below. I’m so glad you’re here. Please only take what you need.
• Barack Obama on John Lewis “He believed that in all of us, there exists the capacity for great courage, a longing to do what’s right, a willingness to love all people, and to extend to them their God-given rights to dignity and respect.” I’m definitely, definitely crying. Here, if you need a reminder, is who John Lewis is to us. (Medium and New York Times)
• The Pandemic Could Get Much, Much Worse. I just…. we are a problem. (New York Times)
• I always enjoy Marian Bull’s writing but this especially delights me: On Judging A Jumpsuit. (SSense)
• Gosh. This year is like a cleansing. There’s No I In Jam. “Mine” can be such a loaded word. (Eater)
• Friendships are intimate relationships and we don’t always think of them that way and I love when people are honest about their friend relationships: There’s a divide in even the closest interracial friendships. (The Cut)
• I found this important read by Tunde Wey on Twitter at the beginning of the week (what legit feels like three weeks ago but was in fact last Monday.) White food media and the commodification of resistance (GQ and Scalawag magazine)
• Charles Bukowski on writing. His words are like a bell rung. (Instagram)
• The Art of the Uncooked Summer Dinner . Helen goes for cold soup and popsicles. I eat smoothies for breakfast and sometimes dinner. (My dinner smoothie is basically a milkshake don’t @ me.) (The New Yorker)
• This Art by Jessica Spence feels bright and true. (Instagram)
• I’m deeeep into a friendship bracelet making phase (you’ll see in episode 3 of Camp Joy) but here’s what I’m thinking for my fall craft: a cross stitch purse! (Hello Bargello)
• Thank you for all the love you showed to Camp Joy this week! I hope it inspires you to enjoy the little things this summer. Episode 2 is up this coming Tuesday! (Instagram)
• Other very keen camp inspiration: a peanut butter bird feeder. (Instagram)
• Next week we’ll have a new episode of Camp Joy as well as a recipe from @theboywhobakes‘ new book One Tin Bakes! Add is a friend and such an incredible, knowledgable and curious baker. I think you’ll really enjoy his book! The US version comes out September 1st!
That’s all for today! Please enjoy this Sunday.
My love to you!