• Emily Kim

Avian Mating and Taking Up Space

Updated: May 7, 2020


When I started to write this, I was going to call it "7 Days of Peaks and Pits". But "days" feels like a reach. As Leandra Medine of Man Repeller and #oneleggedselfie fame put it, time these days is more like a "blob". For me at least, that's dead on.


These last few blobs (days) have been very Monty Python-- I feel like"Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries!" incarnate one day and then like King Arthur the next. I was erring more towards hamsters and elderberries, so I decided to try to incorporate some sort of daily gratitude practice. (Inspired by poet Ross Gay, I say practice and not discipline-- something positive, not punitive. Check out The Poet Salon for more Ross Gay wisdom).


I'm getting distracted, back to my point.


(What was my point?)


Right, seven blobs' worth of peaks and pits-- including, but not limited to-- spring mating rituals, and having mass and taking up space. Am I talking about matter?!


Read on to find out!