Wednesday, July 24, 2013


How can it be that after the hottest week of the year - drenching, dry, empty rain barrel heat - there is a crispness in the air and something awakens in me? The yearning for autumn and brisk walks, preparing food and wood for a winter rest? Full moon and cooler air and I am transported to a place inside. This huge land where stories run free, where dreams and daydreams all happen under a sky with a full moon and billions of stars brighter than any daytime sun. A land of abundance and no want or need.

For a few minutes I slowed down today and sat still - what a great, vast power there is in just being...

So much of this process of learning about myself, about Permaculture, about the people and land around me, and about the Earth herself, is just observing. I know that I get caught up in the day to day things and stop seeing truth and acknowledging what is most important to me. This class on Permaculture is opening my eyes to situations and solutions and to the reality that nothing can ever change unless I stop long enough to see that every action, every interaction, every person, animal, plant that I come into contact with has value and something to teach me. It's my responsibility to live in a way that reflects and preserves this value.

Wonder. This world, this heart, this land is full of wonder...and it is just the beginning of discovery.

The sunflower has two flowers!

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