Hey! My name is Nora, and I'm the summer Bonner intern at Bread and Roses in Olympia, WA. Bread and Roses is a temporary group home for women experiencing homelessness. I'm working in their garden and with the guests to increase their sense of self sufficiency around food security. I'm doing this internship through the Bonner Program at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC where I'm an undergraduate student of sociology and music.
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It’s a test of my belief in humans and how how things work out in the world. Really, that just means that my bike got stolen, and that I’m working to find beautiful things in today anyway. I walked to work which took half an hour instead of 10 minutes, but I got to look into everyone’s front gardens. People on the Eastside of Olympia are growing all kinds of things! Artichokes, greens, tomatoes, strawberries, amazing flowers and trees, I even ate a raspberry off someone’s sidewalk plant! I also arrived at Bread and Roses to learn that one of the Barred Rock chickens had laid THE FIRST EGG!! and that there are almost more snap peas than we know what to do with.
So I’m pissed off and upset and in awe of how nature works. I’m going to choose to believe that human nature is good and that my bike will wander back to me. So if you see a salmon pink Raleigh Edge mountain bike that looks exactly like this and I’m not riding it… I would really love it back. In the mean time I guess I’ll take the time to look at stuff closely while I walk places. Your raspberries aren’t safe.