Every Sunday Alyssa Harad has been hosting the weekly Flower Report (#FlowerReport) on Twitter.
This year has often seemed like a march of brutal events—terrorist attacks, gun violence, bigotry at home and around the world. What do you do when you’re overwhelmed by the worst humanity has to offer? For a growing community on Twitter, it’s a small gesture, but an enriching one: Stop and tweet the roses.
It felt very important to me to see and know that park as something besides a site of terror.
Every Sunday since March 13, Alyssa Harad has been hosting the weekly Flower Report (#FlowerReport) on Twitter. Followers are invited to tweet photos of blossoms from their corner of the world using the hashtag, then Harad boosts each photo with a retweet. Harad, the Austin-based author of a memoir about her relationship to scent, Coming to My Senses, is cultivating a community from Portland to Paris, Japan to South Africa. Keep reading…