Welcome to The Dossier #87! Thank you for reading along this far. It’s wonderful to have you here. If a special friend has forwarded this to you, grab your own here:
Happy Sunday friends,
Here’s five things you may find interesting and/or meaningful.
1. A Poem 🤲🏼
Prayer - Galway Kinnell
Whatever what is is is what
2. A Quote
Glue one thing to another — Lynda Barry
“Sometimes we are so confused and sad that all we can do is glue one thing to another. Use white glue and paper from the trash, glue paper onto paper, glue scraps and bits of fabric, have a tragic movie playing in the background, have a comforting drink nearby, let the thing you are doing be nothing, you are making nothing at all, you are just keeping your hands in motion, putting one thing down and then the next thing down and sometimes crying in between.”
3. Sleep, the sixth love language 🛏️
Also, my new bedroom:
4. South African Art 🌍
5. Reading 🔖
“Patiently educating a clueless white person about race is draining. It takes all your powers of persuasion. Because it’s more than a chat about race. It’s ontological. It’s like explaining to a person why you exist, or why you feel pain, or why your reality is distinct from their reality. Except it’s even trickier than that. Because the person has all of Western history, politics, literature, and mass culture on their side, proving that you don’t exist.”
See you next Sunday.