Journalist Lyz Lenz wrote a beautiful newsletter this week “about Wordle, and roses, and trying to live.” Just go read it–she works in Rebecca Solnit’s book about Orwell, word puzzles instead of the news, and being so tired of trying to make it all better. This part right before the end is perfect:

Anarchist and political activist Emma Goldman once said, “I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful radiant things.”

Some days, I feel as if I am living and working so desperately. The world seems so perilous and fraught, and I’m meat and flesh and nerve endings trying to find a way through it all. And life, if it is worth living, isn’t all tirades and rage against the machine. It’s wine in Rome, it’s roses, it’s puzzles.