Last month my darling husband was out of town for the longest time we’ve ever been apart. Ever. In over ten years. While he was away our house felt less like home, our bed felt so empty. I still set out a plate for him out of habit and reached for him in the night out of longing. He is my best friend above all else and by far my favorite human being to ever walk the planet. I missed him deeply and cherish every second he has by my side since he’s been home. This card from Catbird said all of that in one sweet and concise sentiment.
June 11, 2013
Third annual Valentine’s Day post of @katemadeira’s badass resistance embroidery. Love trumps hate. ❤️
February 14, 2019
What are some of the ways you’re celebrating Black History month? We are always trying to find ways we can walk the walk, not just in February but all year long. Some ideas; supporting black-owned businesses, supporting charities that empower communities of color, reading books by authors of color, exposing ourselves to art, films, stories, podcasts, web series, and varying works by black people. We can also look and learn about so many hidden figures who’ve built this beautiful country. I’d love to hear other ideas in the comments. One not-so-hidden figure to learn from is the glass-ceiling-breaker Shirley Chisholm whom I imagine would be very proud that her legacy has led to so many female candidates and leaders today. “Shirley Chisholm had long been known for breaking barriers. Four years before, she’d become the first black U.S. Congresswoman in history as a Representative of her New York district. When she launched her primary campaign in January of ‘72, she became the first black person to seek the presidential nomination from one of the two major parties (the first woman was Margaret Chase Smith, who sought the Republican nomination in 1964). Her slogan was: “Unbought and Unbossed.” – @history
February 12, 2019