|4 smiling grandchildren, myself and my daughter, 5 years ago.|
"In keeping with our unrestrained consumptiveness, the commonly accepted accepted basis of our present economony is the fantastical possibility growth, limitless wants, limitless wealth, limitless natural resouces, limitless energy and limitless debt. The world ending fire of industrial fundamentalism may already be burning"....
When you see people arguing on a forum, the depth of hatred so thick you panic, what do you do, write a reply which won't get far. Or as I have done seek words and music and a photo of a happy family, your own, to reassure.
My magazines have both arrived this week, Resurgence and Permaculture full of words, not necessarily of wisdom but of calmness, and the knowledge that we cannot do much but each small brick we build helps towards the eventual solution.
|Harry Dodson in the garden|
The music is at this moment in time The Victorian Garden, composed many years ago to accompany a series on a Victorian walled garden, a secure and warm place for the vegetables and espaliered fruit trees that grew along its walls. Such security in our erupting world seems hard to achieve now, we are beset by leaders, who should definitely not be leaders, threats that are worrying and a whole way of life that says panic at every news headline.
Walking the dog this morning down Salton Lane, and the grass verges are full of dandelions and starwort which laces through in a light and dainty manner.
So what else do I find calming on this day, you can see I am striving for Tricky Wolf's 'Five on Friday' blog.
|The coffee pot at ten in the morning|
And then there is Lucy who is waiting patiently for her lunch, but unable to feed her because her chicken is frozen!