I spoke to an online friend for her podcast
, about my experience of lockdown mothering. Since this was recorded a while ago, I’ve kept thinking about something she asked me that I didn’t then have an answer to: what are you going to take out of this experience? Ok, big question. I still don’t have an Answer but I know that what I need is to find a way to hold onto the slower pace of life. There’s a general consensus
that we all need to make a lot more allowances and have a lot less expectation, of ourselves and others. And I feel very strongly that this is a lesson for life, not just for lockdown. The crisis has been pushing us all to make peace with being more, and doing less. I’ve been singing that song for ages, but it’s still so hard. I’m still trapped in the conviction that my function is my form
, and without function I don’t meaningfully exist. I need to keep working on that. (omg READ THAT LAST LINK, ok? READ IT.)
Anyway. One stitch at a time, right? Happy knitting, everyone. And if you know an anti-racism organisation doing good work, or have any suggestions for how a person can actually do more, please do reply.