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June 29, 2018

Thoughts of the Week

Soreness, exhaustion, discombobulated, disorganized, disoriented. Boxes, crumpled newspapers, packing tape, cardboard, recycling, scissors, extension cords, outlets, hammers, drills, nails: the results of packing and moving. 

But it all led to this little oasis: 

The Five Senses
Dee Spend, the daughter of a New Orleans Jazz trumpeter, flourishes in her beautiful bohemian Creole cottage. She discusses how she sees it as a tribute to her family, her culture, and the history of New Orleans. See more pictures here
Just pure laughter. 
I just discovered Sorelle Amore this week and I love her personality and videos. She talks mostly about photography and lifestyle and her photos are bomb. So is her big smile. 
How to make two versions of Mulan's breakfast. smile and all. 
Caramel French Patisserie's Instagram page is a glorious tribute to macarons (my favorite treat). They're located in Somerville, MA, and I can't wait to try them out. 

What I'm Reading

Articles:

Ask the women in your life how often they feel scared: When Peter FitzSimons asked his wife when the last time it was she felt unsafe, he was surprised to hear her answer was only an hour prior. It's not uncommon for women to feel the need to be mentally and physically prepared when they're alone, and this article encourages men to step into women's shoes to try and understand what women face every day. 

14 Famous Writers on Whether or Not to Have Kids: Writers have a lot of expectations put on them, mostly about how their suffering should be and lives should look like. Obviously, plenty of writers have children, but these writers speak on whether or not kids suit a writer's lifestyle. The recommendations range from funny, sad, to thoughtful. I recently read "What You Learn About the Baby," a short piece by Lydia Davis that talks about the boredom, fascination, and growth that comes with having a baby.  

What I'm Writing

I've begun working on a short story that involves love and separation, intrigue, invitations, and lace. It's based off of a dream I had where I arrived at a party and in each room, everyone was dressed the same, and I had to find which room my outfit belonged in. 

I had to take a break from my poetry-a-day project to pack and move to my apartment, but I've been getting back into it. 
Poem of the Week
Alexandra Kesick is the author of I Knew You Once and the forthcoming Deep Gentle Blue, published by Ghost City Press.
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