a space for scraps

home entertainment scraps

i don’t remember the last time i did a whole jigsaw puzzle … probably in my 20’s. there’s so many amazing ones available now & i’ve got my eye on this floret farm’s cut flower garden 500 piece puzzle + this 500 piece frida kahlo pick me up puzzle + what could be better than a gin in one hand & a gin puzzle piece in the other + or bathing with flowers in this 800 piece puzzle by 22-year old alja horvat, from slovenia.

i’ve been trying out some of the yoga on down dog

food scraps

Created as a reaction to covid-19, online market place The Modern Forager allows food-loving Kiwi’s to connect with New Zealand’s best farmers, growers and makers during such unprecedented times. I’ve got my eye on a good vibes mini mushroom farm + FRESH LIMES for only $12/kg!!

Put this list on your fridge: Mark Bittman’s Master List of Interchangeable Ingredients

food for thought scraps

Now more than ever, we must abandon the performative and embrace the authentic. Our essential mental shifts require humility and patience. Focus on real internal change. These human transformations will be honest, raw, ugly, hopeful, frustrated, beautiful, and divine. And they will be slower than keener academics are used to. Be slow. Let this distract you. Let it change how you think and how you see the world. Because the world is our work. And so, may this tragedy tear down all our faulty assumptions and give us the courage of bold new ideas.

– these, and more of Aisha S. Ahmad’s thoughts on Why You Should Ignore All That Coronavirus-Inspired Productivity Pressure

Anticipatory grief is also more broadly imagined futures. There is a storm coming. There’s something bad out there. With a virus, this kind of grief is so confusing for people. Our primitive mind knows something bad is happening, but you can’t see it. This breaks our sense of safety. We’re feeling that loss of safety. I don’t think we’ve collectively lost our sense of general safety like this. Individually or as smaller groups, people have felt this. But all together, this is new. We are grieving on a micro and a macro level.

– an excerpt from that discomfort you’re feeling is grief: wisdom on understanding & managing anticipatory grief from David Kessler, the world’s foremost expert on grief.

We are in collective grief. Resist the hustle and self-improvement messages. Grief is a cocoon from which we all emerge new. And it takes all we’ve got. Go easy. No shoulds, no shame. Just relentless tenderness.

– glennon doyle, coincidentally and beautifully sums up the contents of the previous two articles with her message.