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Litsy staff | also LibraryThing for Libraries | Frances Perkins Scholar @ Mount Holyoke College | Queer Femme: ask me about my pronouns | Neuroqueer
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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Would you call this book magical realism? Supernatural? Something else?
(Photo purely for ears and toebeans) #catsoflitsy

DrexEdit I find magical realism as a term is applied more often to works of literature and supernatural more often to describe genre writing. Not saying I agree with those classifications, just what I've most often found to be true. Based on that I'd call Beloved magical realism. Although I doubt anyone would have called it that at the time of its publication! 16h
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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“Hurt?”
“A touch.”
“Good for ya. More it hurt, more better it is. T‘ain‘t nothing heal without pain, y‘know.”
Carne fritas. #puertorriqueno #audiocooking

Cathythoughts Great quote ♥️ 2d
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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“But if her shining was not for him, who then? He had never known a woman who lit up for nobody in particular, who just, did it as a general announcement.” Well captured, Toni Morrison, and also, 🤨
#malegaze #audiobook #audiocooking

Bookzombie What are you making? 3d
kgriffith @Bookzombie corn ice cream! I had it in Puerto Rico and it was soooo good, that I had to get the attachment for my KitchenAid and find a recipe 😊 3d
Eos462 I too want to know what you are making! 3d
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Eos462 Oh! Nevermind! You just told us. That sounds awesome 3d
Bookzombie That sounds yummy! 3d
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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The only “problem” with TM narrating her books is that I sometimes get lost in the cadence of her speech rather than hearing the words she‘s saying. So exquisite, on every level.

Lindy I find her voice quite soporific. If I‘ve already read the story, listening to Morrison narrate her work is fine because it doesn‘t matter if I fall asleep; I won‘t miss plot points. 6d
Dogearedcopy I listened to this one earlier this year and I loved her voice! I found it to be mesmerizing. And too, I appreciated the way she gave shape to the lyrical prose, something I feel I would have missed had I just read it in print. 6d
kgriffith @Lindy and @dogearedcopy, Agreed. I do think I‘ll add her to my narrations I love for falling asleep to — currently, it‘s Frazer Douglas narrating The Song of Achilles, chapter 9 and on. (edited) 6d
Cathythoughts I‘d love to listen to her .. I‘ve only read some of her books .. 👍🏻♥️ 6d
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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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Tough subject but very well done. I enjoy epistolary novels, and this format is very similar, plus doing it on audio was perfect, given the podcast setting. I don‘t always enjoy a full cast; it sometimes feels too busy, but the interview style made it work well. Very This American Life, Hidden Brain, Radiolab, etc.
Photo is frankly so I can show @brandybear22 my planner sticker for mint julep poached peach delivery tonight 😏

MrBook 👍🏻👍🏻 1w
brandybear22 Most excellent peaches 🍑 thank you 6d
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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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This comes highly recommended, and I need something easy for my drive up the coast to visit @ph9k for the afternoon 😊 #audiobook #audiodriving

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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula Le Guin
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“Compare the torrent and the glacier. Both get where they are going.” #queerbooks #bookclub

Severnmeadows Lovely! 2w
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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula Le Guin
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I know that sometimes I can get lost listening to a book rather than reading it, particularly with science fiction, so I‘m switching to paper for this one. Plus for some reason, George Guidall‘s narration is grating on me and that‘s distracting. #queerbooks #bookclub

Emilymdxn One of my all time fave books! Love Ursula leguin so much 2w
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50¢ bin find! #queerbooks #comics

Butterfinger I need this for Read Harder 2w
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The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula Le Guin
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“But they did not go to war. They lacked, it seemed, the capacity to mobilize. They behaved like animals in that respect, or like women. They did not behave like men, or ants.”
“There are things that outweigh comfort, unless one is an old woman or a cat.”
The first one I found very clever. The second just speaks to my very soul. 👵🏼 🐈 #queerbooks #bookclub

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“For one‘s language — the one we dream in — is home.” #Scribd #audiobook

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Switching to Toni Morrison‘s latest, to celebrate the life of someone who gave so much to our world. I read Sula in my first ever college class, women‘s literature survey. Rest in Power, Beloved. #readblackwomen

staci.reads I'm stunned and heartbroken, realizing there will be no new work. 2w
Bibliogeekery I love Sula so much! RIP 2w
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Curious if there‘s an #unpopularopinion hashtag yet. [ETA: there is.]
Also want to acknowledge that I would most likely love this book unequivocally if I were reading it rather than listening to it. #audiobook

saresmoore I‘m reading it as an ebook and liking it so far, though it hasn‘t really grabbed me yet. I can tell she‘s building some tensions, though, and I think I‘m gonna like the payoff. 2w
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Seemed appropriate for #SharkWeek 😀🦈 “Don‘t be misled by my bad habit of making everything look cute, and don‘t try to pat one on the head, as they are likely to bite your hand off and hit you over the head with it.”
I think hammerhead sharks and cats must be distant relatives... 🤔 🐈 Oh and bonus Xander also pictured 😻 #catsoflitsy

rretzler 😻 3w
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Press Your Luck, domestic goddess edition: can I set these very thickly sauced ribs to broil, complete a laundry hat trick (dry load bagged and upstairs; washed load into the dryer; dirty load into the washer) and get back to the kitchen before either the ribs are blackened or the smoke detector goes off??
Yes, yes I can.
(Ignore the detritus in the pan, this has been a multi-step rib cooking and not all is meant to be eaten 😬) #audiocooking

GrilledCheeseSamurai Multitasking achievement unlocked! Finger licking good! 3w
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Troilus and Cressida | Geoffrey Chaucer
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Some of the spoils of my “pretend to be a tourist day” with @brandybear22 yesterday — fancy candy and the penguin she won for me in the arcade. We wrapped the day with her reading a bit more to me: we‘d abandoned poor Troilus for too long!

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A little stoop reading on this breezy 75° day, in preparation for queer book club tomorrow. #bookandabeverage #bookclub #queerbooks

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller

“And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth, when another is gone, do you think?”

ablachly UGH. WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME.

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kgriffith @ablachly you love it and you know it. 😭 4w
ablachly @kgriffith I take this very personally. 4w
kgriffith @ablachly probably you‘re right to do so. 4w
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While this is but one necessary change for the island, it is a significant one. #RickyRenuncio

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Hi everyone. Getting back into social media is proving difficult. Between technology problems while in PR and having too much to show/say in such a limited way, it‘s just felt easier to not try. I miss you all though, so I‘m going to give it a bit of effort as I‘m able. Tell me the most wonderful thing that‘s happened in the last month to help me jump back in? Drop a link to a post if that‘s easiest. 💜

Dragon Welcome back 😀🐉 1mo
Megabooks Honestly, the #bfc #bookfitnesschallenge motivating me to exercise more and keep on top of my reading. Plus I‘ve enjoyed rejoining BOTM! 1mo
julesG Welcome back! I second @Megabooks, #bookfitnesschallenge is great in so many ways. 1mo
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Two Dark Moons | Avi Silver
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Leyendo en la guagua 🚌 📖 #queerbooks #ARC

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Two Dark Moons | Avi Silver
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As conflicted as I feel about this trip, I'm truly excited to take the girls to the observatory at Arecibo. ? ?? It's on the US National Register of Historic Sites (thank you for that bit of trivia, @brandybear22 ?) and is a longtime "bouquet list" item for me. We weren't going to take them, but another excursion had to be canceled when the mayor declared last friday a municipal holiday. ?✔ #STEMinPR

AlaMich My wife and I got pretty lost trying to drive there. I spoke a bit of Spanish and tried to ask directions from a farmer, but quickly discovered my Spanish was not up to the task! 😅 But it was worth it!! 1mo
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Two Dark Moons | Avi Silver
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Morning commute. I *will* finish this ARC this week!

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Cocina artesanal puertorriquea | Emma Duprey de Sterling
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Bookmarks I found in my wanderings around Viejo San Juan today, and bought the tagged book. At least I made something bookish happen this weekend? 😊

AlaMich I love those!! 1mo
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Perfection.

Zelma Yes, yes it is. 2mo
Hestapleton Um is that an adult juice box? 2mo
kgriffith @Hestapleton Yes, yes it is. Or as I've taken to calling them, a boozy Capri Sun. 😁 2mo
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kgriffith @Zelma Ha, just realized that our comments matched 😋 2mo
Hestapleton @kgriffith it is amazing and I need it in my life. 2mo
Zelma @kgriffith 😂👍 2mo
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I haven't read at all since arriving here. Going to try to get to an ARC tomorrow, at least to read enough to give it a fair review. I have a lot of feelings about how things have gone on this trip, but no energy to talk about them. For now, I'll say that the good has been unequivocally good, and leave it at that. Piña coladas ("con ron?" "Por supuesto!") with @brandybear22 at a spot an Uber driver recommended for seafood. ?

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I haven‘t actually played yet because I have had literally no free time, but on the off chance that I get some before the month of camp is over: 7289 3413 9638

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Funny story: I know that Emil, the chef at Sur Lie, visits tables to introduce himself and ask how everything is, so I wasn‘t surprised when he came over to ours tonight. Then he asked me, “Do you have a Puerto Rican flag on your jacket?” Mortified, I realized that I had basically worn the band tee shirt to see the band, and had to confess that I did actually know he was Puerto Rican but that wasn‘t why I wore the hoodie! 😳😬🙄

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Having a lot of feelings about Pride week, how I‘m participating, how I‘m not, what I‘m preparing for that‘s keeping me home from the festivities. Mostly thinking about how many of my LGBTQ+ family lost in the Pulse shooting were Puerto Rican. This overlap in the communities I am passionate about feels particularly strong right now, as I prepare to leave one home during its Pride celebration in order to return to another. #lgbtq🌈 #pride

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“Accepting yourself is non-negotiable.” #genderqueer #intersectional #tarot

readordierachel Love this 💚 2mo
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The Stonewall Reader | New York Public Library
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Feeling very on brand for a certain segment of my identity Venn diagram today. Happy #Pride, Littens! Tagged book is this month‘s #queerbookclub pick; I won‘t be there for the discussion, but I‘m going to still try to read at least a few of the stories during my travel this Saturday.

sprainedbrain LOVE that shirt! 2mo
JoScho 🌈🌈🌈 2mo
Bookladylinda Cute chucks!!!! 2mo
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Soubhiville Yay! I got Pride chucks for my bday! The silver, blue, and pink ones 💕 2mo
Fridameetslucy Happy pride !!!! - this year I have to go to an unveiling so can‘t go to NYC pride 2mo
kgriffith @Soubhiville I wanted the glittery silver but they only offered it on the high tops!!! Happy pride to you 💜 2mo
kgriffith @sprainedbrain isn‘t it great?? I couldn‘t resist 2mo
kgriffith @JoScho 🤗🏳️‍🌈🙌🏻 2mo
kgriffith @Bookladylinda Thank you! 🏳️‍🌈💃🏻 2mo
kgriffith @Fridameetslucy Aw, and what a year to miss NYC Pride, too 😔 I hope the unveiling is wonderful! 2mo
readordierachel Love everything about this 👍🏼🌈 2mo
Fridameetslucy @kgriffith omg I feel like an idiot. I have been home on a work injury since mid May and has lost track of time. An Unveiling in Judaism is when a gravestone is put on the burial site. In this case my friends 20 year old daughter who died a year ago. Nyc Pride is the weekend after - so I can go. Are you coming for pride in nyc ? (edited) 2mo
kgriffith @Fridameetslucy oh goodness, I didn‘t think to ask for context, apologies for the inappropriate wishes; I was thinking something art related. 2mo
kgriffith @Fridameetslucy and no, I‘m going to be in PR, but many friends of mine are heading to NYC for the Stonewall anniversary 2mo
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Troilus and Cressida | Geoffrey Chaucer
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🥰

MrBook awesome! 😎👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
LauraJ ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜 2mo
Emilymdxn I need me a partner who will take cute pics with copies of Chaucer 🥰You both look great! 2mo
brandybear22 Aww, that‘s a very sweet face 2mo
kgriffith @Emilymdxn I definitely lucked out — this one even reads it to me! 😍 2mo
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Portland Public Library | Portland, ME (Library)
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A great exhibit during pride month, honoring the 50 years since the stonewall riots. #firstfriday

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🤓😯😍

Gezemice Congrats! 3mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 3mo
tournevis 💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺 3mo
xxjenadanxx So awesome!! 3mo
Dragon 🎉👍😀 3mo
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I think I may have hit on something that won‘t lose my attention...

JSW It‘s so good. 😍 3mo
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Solid three ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Will revisit for some of the types of food, restaurants, and organizations mentioned throughout.

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https://open.spotify.com/track/3dskm5fAe8OkBtM9E0VVWx?si=25S6LuORTXKSr3MRVq3CsA
The first time I listened to this song I didn‘t hear the coquí until the very end, the one that chirps into the silence after the music and singing concludes. I‘m tearing up just thinking about the gut punch of it. ??

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NOPE. I won‘t go on about why I‘m bailing, suffice it to say that June is not the month for me to give any listening/reading time to formulaic heteromance. Bad enough that “straight pride” allegedly has a parade permit for Labor Day weekend in Boston (no I don‘t think it‘ll happen, but it‘s getting loads of media coverage): I don‘t need patriarchal BS with simpering girls and perfect men in my ears.

BookInMyHands Have you read this one? It sounds like what you might be looking for: 3mo
kgriffith @BookInMyHands I own it but haven‘t read it yet — I didn‘t love the audio sample and know I‘ll read it much faster than I‘d listen to it! 3mo
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I‘m not exactly in a listening rut, but nothing‘s holding my attention. Giving this one from Sync summer listening a try.

mhillis I‘m really enjoying this one! 3mo
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In Our Own Worlds: Four LGBTQ+ Tor.com Novellas | Kai Ashante Wilson, Margaret Killjoy, JY Yang, Ellen Klages
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Tor put together a collection of four LGBTQ+ sci-fi novellas for pride month, free download here: ebookclub.tor.com 🏳️‍🌈 #queerbooks #ownvoices #scifi #bookclub #ebook #freebooks

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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“God does not play games with the universe.”
“Where have you been?”
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LauraJ Good viewing! 3mo
Swe_Eva Such a great adaptation! 💜 3mo
tournevis Having fun so far! 3mo
BooknerdsLife 😂😂 Love this adaptation so much! 3mo
GingerAntics 💙💙💙 2mo
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Genderqueer and Non-Binary Genders | Meg-John Barker, Christina Richards, Walter Pierre Bouman
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Lots to think about.
Does your gender ever feel like a riddle?
“I‘m not non-binary, but I‘m genderqueer. I‘m not cis, but people assume I am. What am I??”

Happy Pride. Question everything. Assume nothing. Ask your femme-presenting loved ones how you can lift them up and keep them safe. Tell your masc-presenting loved ones that you see them and you value their lives. Are your people different from you in any way? If not, why not?

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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I love good closed captioning 😂

BookwormM I am on episode 2 loving it and page 100 of my reread of the book 3mo
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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I‘m very glad I reread this recently; I‘m sure I‘ll enjoy it better for having revisited it since my first time through a decade or so ago.

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Macabre humor in the midst of bananas details of trying to get food to the Puerto Rican people. Fucked up, indeed.

PatriciaU This is where I wish there was a 😡button on Litsy. What happened here was shameful. 3mo
kgriffith @PatriciaU Indeed. I‘m heading down in two weeks to work for a month, and just booked lodging for the four nights @brandybear22 is coming to visit while I‘m there. Definitely trying to do my part to boost the economy 😄 3mo
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Last-minute birthday dinner plan: Mexican takeout from the awesome place around the corner, and finally opened the bottle of tequila I bought to celebrate the end of my first year at Mount Holyoke. Jam jar shot glasses are now officially A Thing with @brandybear22 🙃🥰🍶🌮🥑 I was happy to postpone my Good Omens binge for this.

JohannaRose Looks like a great time! 👍🏻 3mo
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Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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I was just reminded of this series by my (playfully) frustrated Litsy post upon finishing book 4, and was hopeful that book 5 might have come out in the meantime. Alas! What‘s a #bookbirthday you‘re anxiously awaiting? (And yes, I put this on my calendar)

LibrarianRyan They just posted it to Netgalley this morning. 3mo
kgriffith @LibrarianRyan what timing 😊 I‘ll check to see if I can request it, but I‘m a terrible one for timely reviews so I‘m not getting my hopes up 3mo
LibrarianRyan @kgriffith I soooooo understand. Spending my boos free days to play catch-up. 3mo
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Ancillary Mercy | Ann Leckie
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“‘I‘m given to understand,‘ said translator Zeiat thoughtfully, ‘that most, if not all, humans, are built by other humans. If that‘s a disqualification for significance, which I‘m not sure it is, if that‘s a disqualification for significance then NO, I don‘t like it one bit.‘” The Presger are just the best.
Pictured: this year‘s first bloom on my cherry brandy hibiscus, a housewarming gift from @brandybear22 when we‘d just started dating 🥰 🌺

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Returned to this one for some lunchtime #audiocooking 🇵🇷
“If you want to talk to Puerto Ricans, try sharing a meal with them. If you want to tell them you care, try cooking for them.”

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Freshwater | Akwaeke Emezi
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@brandybear22‘s kid took us out to breakfast before our adventure at the McLaughlin Garden Lilac Festival for my birthday, and gave me these sweet gifts that will remind me of the day 🥰 #birthday #bookmark