Added a roof. Up next: ground. Am trying to correct the tilt of the house, but perhaps I shouldn’t?
Yesterday Trayvon Martin would’ve turned 23. My heart still breaks to see his face.
Here’s a poet with powerful things to say about motherhood and blackness.
I’m partial to leaning houses myself … love seeing your process, too
P.S. Your post title reminded me of my mom’s once upon a time tag sale business named “Attic Down”
What a great name for that kind of business! (And way better than “Basement Up”!)
my Uncle Johnny’s barn had a lean like that!
Ha! Funny. And, “my Uncle Johnny’s Barn” would make a great writing prompt!
Thank you for sharing this talk. Thinking of how I fear & worry for my own boys, who are white & privileged, and thoughts for many of the children at school… I can’t imagine holding all that she describes in one’s heart and mind.
I found the TED talk utterly compelling and heartbreaking. One of the reasons (and it’s not a great reason) that Trayvon Martin’s execution got me so bad was my older son was 17 at the time and very fond of hoodies as well.