#32: The art of blooming 🌷
This week, we're thinking like flowers. Also, an ode to the morning stretch, a lovely spring pasta recipe, and a playlist I have on repeat.
This winter has felt like one persistent stretch of survival mode. Between seasonal depression, intermittent sunlight, and that particular wintry brand of melancholy, survival was the most I could expect of myself these past months.
But this week, the air around me shifted. Maybe is was the onslaught of sticky yellow pollen, but I like to think it was hope. A reminder that, as the cherry blossoms that line my street started to bloom, I had survived another winter.
So I rolled down the windows in my car and blasted 70s music and sang along even though I didn’t know the words. I ate strawberries for breakfast and sat on the porch after work. The world has begun to flower and I feel as though I’m flowering with it.
Working my way through this massive list of creative writing prompts (The Good Trade)
A hot take on three-day weekends (Bustle)
A great piece on why blogs are making a comeback (Carly)
Here’s why your morning stretch feels so good (Well+Good)
The Hailey-Selena drama has me thinking: why do we hate our partners’ exes so much? (The Everygirl)
This week’s aesthetic: flowers for spring
🍊 How precious are these fruit-inspired art prints
🧵 A must-have book* on repairing old clothes in the name of sustainability
🎀 This new American Girl doll collection has me feeling old and decrepit
This one-pot lemon ricotta pasta from The New York Times is the perfect spring lunch recipe. It took me less than 20 minutes to make and was so delicious.
This playlist encapsulates the experience of being a woman in spring: light, feminine, and airy like Chantilly lace or the subtle floral notes in perfume.