Tuesday, December 06, 2022

Hope as a draft

EM to dinner tonight, and I finally got to give her the "Hope is a form of planning" journal I got at the NWSA book fair (EM and I are working on the idea of hope in the classroom). Also just realized from research googling that it's a quote from Gloria Steinem.

I have a lot of stuff about hope saved in an email draft--everyone from Mariame Kaba to Audre Lorde is on it. And also this solid article of how to deal with "hope fatigue" by Lesley Alderman.

It's nice to read this draft as it never fails to cheer me up. 

(I suppose that's a good thing as I'm feeling a bit shaky currently. I teared up when I dropped Big A off at the train station and then cried in the car on hearing this fairly standard radio story because they talked about the 25th anniversary of Purple Rain. Something is going on with me, and I'm not sure what it is yet. Yes, I wish Prince were still in this world, but surely, it wasn't just that?) 

Pic: Book Club over the weekend. Being with them gives me hope. 


Nicole said...

Oh, Maya. I'm sorry. It must be so hard, having to live apart, and for an undetermined amount of time. It's a lot. I had not heard of hope fatigue, but I completely get it. xoxoxo

StephLove said...

I like that quote and I'm sorry you're feeling low.

maya said...

Thank you, friends; it comes and goes... and comes back :) C'est la vie, non? XOXOXO

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