6 links and a poem:
Reading Robert McCloskey’s books to my son was always such a welcome reverie, and this article on how his books argue for paying attention to the world reminded me why.
As an archaeologist conducting fieldwork in the early 200s, this article on the history of women’s struggles to conduct scientific fieldwork was…familiar.
The connections made when men who are incarcerated find a swallow making a nest outside their prison window—is both heartening and heartbreaking.
I’ve appreciated the writing of
I’ve also loved to read the thoughtful meditations of
The amazing work of Caroline Herschel—and another instance of a woman’s work being ignored and obscured.
A poem by Kiki Petrosino, which I can’t stop thinking about—the refusal to simmer down:
Hoping there are some moments of leaf shadow where you are...
Ahhh, synchro-Nicety ~ I posted a years-old photo, today, of flower shadows. The roundedness in dancing leaf shadows fascinates me. I am enjoying exploring your generous work here, thank you ~ from another introvert heart, newly arriving in + exploring the lands of substackerie.
Thank you Freya for giving a space for my work in your commonplacing collection 💜 It is such an honour 🌼
I have Katherine May's "Enchantment" in my 'to be read' stack. After reading that Substack post I may move it up a few books.
Look forward to spending time on some of your other recommended links, thank you, Freya.