Updated: Jul 9
Shine your Shoes, Thank your Mother.
Why do we Care?
A combination of Jenny Odell's How To Do Nothing: Resisting The Attention Economy, my partner's shoe shining practices, and Maintenance Art Manifesto by Mierle Laderman Ukeles collided in my head to bring you this article.
Care as a Concept
When was the last time you took your coat to the dry cleaner? Oiled your boots? Had your car waxed and the oil changed on time? Care - of humans, of possessions, of life - is set on a "should probably aspire to" pedestal that is easy to set aside in the pursuit of the rest of our modern life.
.... The rest of this article is in progress! Check back soon for the real deal.