Fog and pod rhyme
Sid wakes up around 6 AM, and Stacy and I trade off mornings with him. I hesitate to describe these solo mornings as difficult or boring because it’s not Sid who makes them so. At 42, I am re-learning how to be stimulated, and satisfied when not working. This feels especially daunting in the dusk and dawn parts of parenting. So, I’ve started listening to podcasts, and audio books while Sid works on his fine motor skills. Don’t come for me!
Here are some recent favourites:
Bone Valley. This story burrows into the intersection of the legal/penal/political quagmire of american justice. It is a modern tragedy because it is not unique, and what made me queasy and outraged was knowing that there are thousands of other cases just like it that will go unheard.
Rumble Strip. Strange, tender and profound. You can jump in anywhere but here’s one that made me weep and another that made me laugh.
Root of Evil. Part of me wanted to not like this, but, I couldn’t stop listening. My jaw was on the floor.
All There Is. I found this extremely moving.
The Coldest Case in Laramie. A really fascinating story, primarily because of how it peels back our understanding of memory.
Aw, I just met my friend's baby for the 1st time yesterday and it made me think of you, and I wondered how's the routine with Sid right now, is he coming on tour again? I listen to podcasts constantly, I need my mind to be distracted for me to do chores, I don't like working in silence. I listen to true crime mostly, I love it!
Speaking of podcasts, Maryam and I have a podcast about Tegan and Sara. We're rewatching and talking about every episode of High School right now. We're on Youtube and Spotify if anyone wants to check it out: https://youtube.com/@wannatalktnspod & https://spotify.link/Lxj25ujnayb :)
Thanks for these recommendations, Sara!
I have recently been able to get a hold of an advanced reader’s copy of a gardening and poetry book called Leaning Toward Light edited by Tess Taylor. I thought you might like to read it once it comes out in the fall. It’s a very light right that combines gardening, the love of nature and plants, parenthood, and poetry.