"We live in a world where everything is connected to everything else...So whatever we do, from the food we eat, to the products we buy, use and throw away, has repercussions. And so the way we live carries huge responsibilities. Freedom carries with it responsibility and we are not isolated from everything else. We are exquisitely connected."
"We can all be part of something that can grow into a movement. What matters is, we try."
Harvested from the garden today.
Banana fiber yarn dyed with the leaves from an apple tree.
Tomatoes from the farmer's market. I suspect I will have my own by the 4th of July.
Mostly I think about sustainability and resiliency as lifestyle choices that affect our environment. But equally important, our lifestyles have to be sustainable for ourselves. Resiliency is something to be developed as a personal quality, as self care.
This is very much on my mind right now.
One of the traps that I fall into is "I'm tired," especially this time of year when grass allergies arrive and the days get longer so I go to bed later, but still get up early.
Loving how the evening sun lands in this corner. A change from last year due to some pruning I did.
To try to move past this I've been making a list each of day of five things I want to accomplish. Things that will remind me to take care of myself, to make time for things other than my "shut-down" behaviors of napping, reading to escape, and eating foods that are less than healthy because they are the only thing that sound good. My lists this week have included:
1. Work in the garden for 30 minutes.
2. Make something.
Knitting is almost always an act of meditation for me. It is the one thing I will do when nothing else seems possible.
3. Eat three healthy meals, no eating while walking.
My bus stop breakfast picnic. I had yogurt too.
4. Read something nourishing for at least 15 minutes and journal about it.
A couple more chapters to go and I will be finished with this. Years after I started reading it...a book to savor.