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Baby steps

If we are to believe all those self-help books we should be leaping out of bed, scouring our bodies with (organic) nettles, checking off all the things on our to-do lists, and then off to the gym for some much needed exercise before we breakfast on a cold cup of self-flagellation and a positive attitude. We’re assured that this is how we bring about changes – tearing off parts of our lives like scales scraped off a fish.

During the level 4 lockdown many people reflected on the how and why of their work, and the lives they led. Some of us were delighted in the quietness and speedy return of birds to our suburbs. We knew we were on to something here. This was a taste of a better, kinder, gentler way. Once the all clear was given the majority returned to their frantic ways, and the birds fled. The change didn’t seem to stick.

We talked a lot about food, and how it entered our lives. The food energies we were consuming and the quality of that energy. Over time we’ve become almost resentful of the supermarket control of our food quality. Ironically, a supermarket promotion of seed starter kits has helped us make change. These are radish seedlings. Not micro greens, baby plants. Perhaps the perfect plants for baby steps towards a more focused food autonomy. They sprout quickly, and with a little care, will soon turn into bright sparks in a salad or two. We’re now planning a fruit forest and vegetable garden.

For us it’s not going to be just work from home, our goal is food from home.

04. Every day is an opportunity to cultivate the promise of the future.
08. Every day choose to bring about change.
09. Every day learn something new.

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