This Harvey Weinstein story has really kicked me in the guts. It’s good that this story has broken and that it is being taken seriously and that the women who have come forward are actually being believed but I’ve gone and read too much about it in the cause of not looking away, confronting truths about society and the implicit power of men (as if I didn’t already know them) and I need a break from the relentless and inevitable stories of abuse. It feels a bit like looking away but, self-care, and all that. Also, it’s making me furious in an all consuming but impotent and undirected way, so a bit of distance might help with some, I don’t know, focus? Or the ability to care for my child and not seem angry all the time even though I’m not angry at her (she doesn’t know that)? Or even just to give my stomach a break from the seething pit of acid it’s become over the last couple of weeks?
So as a break from all that shit, and a break from the usual format here, I’m giving you some photos of what’s growing in my garden – nicely feminine (there’s a lot to unpack about gardens and femininity and history but I’m not doing it now). The tag line at the top there is food. gardening. booze. but you rarely get anything other than food.
Stay safe, I hope this soothes the savaged souls, fuck the savage ones. Xx