There are a few changes we could make, to ensure our survival as a species on this, our mother planet:
1) Pee outside; apparently the easiest change, with the most profound impact.
2) Eat plants; if we grow them, we become connected to our food production.
3) Walk and cycle, swim, canoe commute; swim commuting is the new carpool . . .
4) Grow community ties; sharing is the new economy.
5) Catch rainwater; a few barrels, a few spouts and hoses, and voila!
6) Breed queen honeybees; then please send me a few strong healthy genes for my pool!
7) Love; expand love. ALL LOVE . . ._/\_. . .
We are all in this together, bound by gravity and circumstance to a uncertain social and planetary destiny. Often it feels like we are thrashing about aimlessly when, in reality, we are learning to grow and thrive amidst life’s challenges and changes. Together, our strength is multiplied, and we succeed in pushing our way up through the soil to reach the sunlight, greeting a new day.
The Lonely Farmer’s stand is at the side of a long dirt road, and it disappears into a cloud of dust behind our SUV. We are on our way to the biggest store in the county, where they have the cheapest food in the world. He is still at his stand, wondering where everybody went . . .
Side by side, there’s no comparison. They can’t have his food in there, competing, and showing off how good it is. They just can’t have it. So he stands by the side of the road (with) holding some of the best produce in the county.