I have never seen an ugly tree
Never ever ever.
Yes, I’m partial to particular trees
Like this Shagbark Hickory
I have never seen an ugly vegetable
They are only different from each other, even if of the same variety
Each one unique
Is a leek like a tree?
Or is a tree like a leek?
Things that unapologetically show by their beingness the effects of weather, seasons, the Elements colliding with that very thing
Like this bit of road
I will spare you a recent photo of myself
An image caught of this 43 year old face
Gone through seasons of gardening & farming
And more recently, grief, which brings its own character
Wrinkles & grey hair coming like snow
I probably should use eye cream or something
And I will admit to looking at this 43 year old person-tree image, not with the eyes that sees the beauty in trees, or vegetables…
Too much judgement of this surface which is with me every moment of the day
*hiding behind fingers shame*
But the thing is
I really want to see the effects of time & seasons & weather – the external & the internal weathers
So I keep to the woods
I would rather focus on a world where need is the lead
Like a marked path in the woods, need in the world leads us where we, or rather, We need to go
What is truly needed?
Wendell Barry speaks to this.
(Absolutely worth your time to watch the interview with Berry)
William Douglas Horden speaks to this.
Vendana Shiva speaks to this.
Bill McKibban speaks to this.
No doubt, there are many others…
A relaxed belly
An unhurried walk in a place of quiet beauty
Wishing you generous, gentle eyes upon yourself & the world around you
The courage & faith to respond to what is needed in this world
Blessings on all beings
This is a recent post from one of the favorite blogs I follow
Blessings on all things made & done by hand
Originally posted on From the Laundry Room:
I have a water boiler machine thing in my kitchen. I think it holds 2L of water at a consistently hot temperature all the time. This means I don’t have to “put the kettle on” when I want tea. Hot water is readily available in my kitchen.
Readily available. No need to wait, often there’s not even a process to go through to get it, it’s just there.
While I was filling up the boiler machine, I started thinking about other things that are readily available to me. By the time my tea was made, I decided that pretty much everything is available within minutes.
Take something simple, like music. I hear a new song or someone is talking about a new song, or a song is playing at Starbucks and I want it. I can search the song, or even partial lyrics of the song, on Google. I also use Spotify which is…
View original 321 more words