Happy International Women's Day!
We have come so far and yet there remains so much work to do.
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” —William Morris
“At first, I thought someone had broken into our place and destroyed everything. I couldn’t get in because of the rubble. Then I saw it: Robin had arranged shards of broken glass and pottery in a straight line from the front door right along the hallway. The line curled into a spiral that filled the entire living room. The shards were arranged by colour. She’d broken everything that could have been broken. Our plates and bowls, our glasses, the mirrors and picture frames. The Japanese glass fishing float. The face of the clock. The Tiffany rip-off lampshade. The Pyrex cooking dishes. She’d constructed a sculpture from the shards of everything we’d ever collected in our life together. It moved from translucent blues and greens to opaque colours that shifted into a rainbow, with white in the centre of the spiral. It covered most of our house. I didn’t know we owned so much that could be broken.” —One Thousand Wax Buddhas, from This Cake is for the Party by Parkdale writer and wondergal Sarah Selecky. Read the story here. And buy Sarah’s awesome book here (or come by Shopgirls for a signed copy).