This is why a woman needs to have a tub (and candle) ready even today, because she doesn’t know what is waiting for her - she has no way of knowing what democracy will look like in an Eastern European country.
Slavenka Drakulić, from “On Doing Laundry” in How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed
August 29th is sort of like a Good Friday, in which it always rains, regardless of what part of the country I’m in.
And I can tell myself that one year, I’ll wake up without anxiety but I know that’s not true. So instead, I’ll spend my day keeping busy and plant a garden and deep clean the house and organize my book shelf and hang everything up on the wall and reorganize my shrine and bake a loaf of bread and maybe eat a po boy.
I knew it was the goodwill I go to before I even clicked on the link