Happy Friday, friends. We made it. There’s a lot going on out there in the world, but here it’s spring and I still feel the possibility. Everywhere I look out the window from my third-floor perch, I see green treetops again mixed in with the rooflines. Where once there were bare, spindly branches, life has returned. Things do not have to be how they are. In May, I feel hope and possibility inspires me.
Stand up for possibilities
In order to protect all possibilities in our lives, I’m planning to march tomorrow in the Bans Off Our Bodies events happening across the US. I’m under no illusions that marching will stop what’s coming, but I need to show where I stand and to help others and myself not feel alone.
If you’re in the US please consider this your invitation to join me by signing up for one of the marches across the country (if you’re in Boston, this is a literal invitation to join me—let me know that you’ll be there!). If you’re not in the US, we need your solidarity. We’re already seeing what a total ban looks like in Texas, and it is only going to get worse if this comes to pass.
Last week, I told you that My So-Called Selfish Life would be available for streaming and that I planned on watching it. Well, I did watch it, and I LOVED it. While entertaining (this isn’t a plodding documentary), it is inclusive, sensitive, and insightful.
If you’re childfree or would like to better understand and support those in your life who have chosen to be so, My So-Called Selfish Life is for you. You can stream it through 23 May (held over!) just about anywhere in the world.
Happily Single hub
Posts in the Happily Single series span all of the topics I cover in Wonder & Sundry, so I created a hub for all things Happily Single. Here, you’ll find all of the posts in the series (and a couple from the archives that I’ve added to it), as well as a lot of the online sources and books I’ve consulted in writing for the series. You can always find it under the Balance section in the main menu, so check it out!
Putin’s war in Ukraine rages on, but the fight has left Kharkiv, which is encouraging. Still, this is a humanitarian nightmare, and we cannot turn our backs and hearts from it. I have donate links to World Central Kitchen and Razom for Ukraine up on the Engage page, and if you’re able to do so, please consider a contribution.
Tomorrow, we’ll have the second post about staying safe while traveling (apologies about last week—I just decided to enjoy being with my family). On Sunday, we’ll have a spring recipe. We’ll have Sundry Wonders on Monday, and I’m still considering Wednesday’s post (lots of possibilities!).
This is some world these days, but we do have the power to take a stand for what we value and to continue to find wonder and possibility in our little part of it. Thinking of you, friends.
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