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What matters (to me) this week

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— kindness

— hugs

this song

— salted butter

— salted butter melting into sourdough toast

— salted butter melting into sourdough toast alongside a mug of coffee

— coffee

— my friend’s puppy

cute puppy

— listening when someone needs to talk

— really listening, though, really really listening, listening with your heart and your eyes and your soul and your whole darn self

— choosing to replace the sense of doom that clatters in your chest when the birds and their trills wake you at 4:30am (because you know you won’t fall back asleep) with the giddy joy of deciding to buy an almond croissant for breakfast because take that beautiful yet annoying birds I get to eat almonds croissants and you don’t

Almond Croissant

— feminism

— encouraging conversations around the fact that feminism is about equality for everyone everywhere, and that it needs to acknowledge race and class and privilege and sexuality and fluidity and body image and self-image and courage and gender expression and voices and beliefs and all the unspoken tethers and ropes and suffocations and terrors and invisibilities and moorings and unmoorings and clouds and silences, yes, but also all the strengths and triumphs and blazing lights and realisations and witty quips and giggles and joinings and solidarities and knitting-selves-back-togethers and kisses and songs and hopes and small steps and large leaps and

— rainbow paddlepops


— Skype and FaceTime calls with beloveds all over the world because even though it rips your heart to shreds to be so far apart, at least, at least, at least, for an hour, maybe two, you can see each other’s faces and it’s like your sternum is a candle flaring up anew with fresh white-hot sweet gorgeous oxygen

this recipe

— laughter

— having family nearby, so nearby, after so long so far apart

— rediscovering the place that has always been, yet now finally and truly and deeply feels like, home.


28 comments | Leave your own

  1. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    Salted butter. Home. Beaches. Living your happy place. Love it all.

  2. Johanna GGG

    we need more intense conversations about feminism in this world – and family and familiarity will surely deliver laughter and hugs – do you think of what time it is in Canada when you wake at 4.30am? Perhaps it is a little part of you still there (or a good time to Skype)

  3. Natalia


    (Have also been reading and very much enjoying Brilliant project). xo

  4. Charlotte Terry

    Great song 🙂 <3

  5. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I read this and just sat here and thought about what matters this week. Love matters.

  6. Lindsey P.

    So happy to see this recent post in my inbox 🙂 Carry on lady, carry on!

  7. whisperinggums

    Lovely post Hannah … will go listen to the song soon. Great quote from Aniela, and love your last “matter” and photo, OF COURSE. XXX

  8. Gary Lum (@Yummy_Lummy)

    Beautiful post Hannah. I love this line “salted butter melting into sourdough toast alongside a mug of coffee” 😀

  9. Louise

    Lovely to see you back here. Such a great post. Nothing better than cute puppies and almond croissants.

  10. Keren

    That would have to be one of the best paragraphs on feminism I have ever read!

  11. Cadry

    So nice to see your words in the world again and know that you are happy! xoxo

  12. Anna @ shenANNAgans

    Fabulous list lady! Rainbow paddle pops…. #best 🙂

  13. Catherine

    so lovely to see you back and blogging again, Hannah!

  14. Gabby @ the veggie nook

    Oh man. This post made my heart swell for 2 reasons. 1. I am so happy that you are so so happy because you deserve to be the happiest. 2. I miss you so much it hurts and this just reminded me of how wonderful it was having you here!

    Can we have a Skype date soon???