March 6, 2017.
Today, Ben Carson called slaves “immigrants”; 45 put out a new executive order that continues the rhetorical work of demonizing non-citizens, particularly those in brown bodies, and projecting fears of terrorism onto them. More locally, I got feedback from my writing group, attended a few meetings, and then had drinks with friends who made my brain come alive with talk of lists and liminality.
the art of lists Lists guard my day, making sure I don't fall off the edges brush your teeth eat breakfast call the dentist self-care is hard, sometimes. lists make sure that I don't forget vitamins!! wash behind your ears buy cashew milk daily lists balloon into weekly lists. they're just as important: pay the utility bill take out the trash vacuum the living room days that I know will be hard, I make sure to be even more directive brush your teeth while standing up eat something nutritious for breakfast make sure that your phone works The lists line my days, paving my way, keeping me in step. At night my lists don't work, no matter how explicit I am: dream in techni-color rest well don't panic don't have nightmares wake up