Audre Lorde Reminds Us To Kick Ass and Take Naps

audre-lorde-portraitI had every intention of staying up really late to write a blog post and then getting up really early to do the other things I do, and then I came across this quote by the poet Audre Lorde:

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare”.

So I’m going to bed, y’all, as my way of fighting the powers that be.  I’ll fight them in a more alert state tomorrow.  What are you doing this summer to care for yourself?  Have you tasted any berries?  Dipped your toes in any natural bodies of water?  Are you using your sunscreen?  I hope you all get a chance this week to read a good book in a happy place!