Windy cold

Windy and cold today and so, so many sirens in Newton. Siren after siren. I helped a friend with a small garden this morning and came home, bathed, and slept.

I posted this quilt on Instagram saying I was going to fill in the grid with colored threads. So many people said they loved it as is (surprised me honestly) that I guess I’ll trim and finish, as is. We don’t want to create by committee but sometimes the judgment of others is useful.

Pages of the daily kind remaining blank lately. Why? Fingernails crescents of dirt. Perennial divisions going apace.

But, here’s a collage from yesterday. I was thinking about fearless women, about Colorado, and about meat.

I had just read a N.Y. Times opinion piece examining the awful conditions of the meat processing plants and meat production’s extraordinary cost to the environment.

If the article is behind a firewall, here at least is an excerpt:

We cannot protect our environment while continuing to eat meat regularly. This is not a refutable perspective, but a banal truism. Whether they become Whoppers or boutique grass-fed steaks, cows produce an enormous amount of greenhouse gas. If cows were a country, they would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world.

15 thoughts on “Windy cold

  1. Joanne

    I agree. Piece is perfect as it stands now. I have always liked script on fabric .
    Meat. Every so often I enjoy a good pot roast or pulled pork but the rest of the time I just don’t care for eating animals even eggs. Not political. Not environmental. Just have never been a fan. But bread??? Love it. And brownies.

    1. deemallon

      Well I like meat eggs brownies AND bread. I didn’t eat red meat for five years as a young person. Drove my mother nuts. I’d just read “Diet for a Small Planet.”

  2. Deborah Lacativa

    I like it that way, too. Black and white are refreshing. Looking around (in my own work too) we seem to be overcompensating for so much with COLOR, like a whole banquet of nothing but rich desserts.

  3. Saskia van Herwaarden

    like it as is, only just realized it’s black and white, thought it was a very dark blue

    re the meat, on a personal level I find this very tough as I eat a lot of dairy products even if I don’t eat a lot of meat, except for game, which is by definition wild….as always with these huge issues I find it quite complicated and there don’t seem to be any easy answers

  4. ravenandsparrow

    I love the black and white, with its hearts of sepia. It has a look of the past.


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