Rest, me too
Last week I told folks to rest, and this week I’m like, oh, wait, and me as well. Struggling to rest and sleep A LOT lately. It’s infuriating, and distressing, and exhausting.
I attended The Ethical Case for Basic Income in a Pandemic with Guy Standing, hosted by Conway Hall. It was really interesting. One thing that gives me hope is that there are both left-wing and right-wing supporters of basic income. Personally, I’m advocating for a universal income, and/but I think a basic income would be an incredible start.
Over 100K people, including me, have signed a petition to Implement Universal Basic Income to give home & food security through Covid-19. Why not join us by signing? 🙂
Words I encountered this week
- implacable adjective unable to be appeased or placated
- curlicue noun a decorative curl or twist in calligraphy or in the design of an object
- crenulation noun the teeth or notches of a structure with a margin of finely notched rounded projections, such as in metamorphic rocks
- callipygian adjective Relating to or having buttocks that are considered beautifully proportioned.
- gruntled (wow, it’s actually a real word) adjective happy, pleased, satisfied, contented
- numinous adjective having a strong religious or spiritual quality; indicating or suggesting the presence of a divinity.
- decorous adjective in keeping with good taste and propriety; polite and restrained
- iconoclast noun a person who attacks or criticizes cherished beliefs or institutions; a destroyer of images used in religious worship
- opulent adjective ostentatiously costly and luxurious
- insouciant adjective showing a casual lack of concern
- fungible adjective in law (of goods contracted for without an individual specimen being specified) replaceable by another identical item; mutually interchangeable.
Media of joy this week
- A.Dot’s Story of Grime on iPlayer
- Leaders Of The New School: 15 Queer Female Hip-Hope Artists You Should Know
- Famalam, Black British comedy on iPlayer. To be honest, I think Desmond’s and Chef! were better…
- The Fosters (1976)
- Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin – well, not exactly joy, but recognition and empathy
- Small Island by Andrea Levy – I’m not sure if/how much I’m enjoying this yet, but I’ve only just started it, so it’s early days
- Under the Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta – something so relatable about this story, despite such different circumstances from mine