That’s right: after four years and who knows how many hiatuses, She Who Sleeps has finally hit post 100! Thanks for sticking around, you guys.
I was thinking of doing something silly today, but given that the news re: Eric Garner just broke, I can’t say I’m in the mood for silly. So instead, please remember to take care of yourselves. There’s a lot to keep fighting for and a lot to keep discussing. I hope we do that. A large part of the life I want to cultivate focuses on awareness and engagement, which does mean paying attention. And obviously, whenever we can alleviate the pain of others–which is often best accomplished by just listening–we should.
But that also means, as I’ve said, engaging in self-care. Go out and protest or bear witness or talk on twitter or whatever works best for you. Just don’t forget to eat and sleep and drink tea and hug your dog (or your goldfish). That’s important, too, and it’ll keep you in the conversation a lot longer.
Lots of love. And more thoughts soon.