"We must be willing to let go of the life we had planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." -E.M. Forster 📬💌

'Leaving things undone', how about that?


Last weekend I camped in Orcas Island for an introductory course at Bullock’s Permaculture Homestead.  Living in the City for the past few years, I am used to the light pollution and not being able to see the dark sky.  I only saw the dark sky once before when I was volunteering a week at Sucia Island for trail building.  It was the first time that I saw the abundance of stars and planets.  At the time, I was sad realizing that I had lived most of my life not knowing what the sky looked like.  So last weekend when I was reunited once again with the stars, I felt connected to the universe and remembered that I am stardust. Modernization has sadly taken away the dark sky.  Our ancestors navigated and read the messages from the universe.  It was a map that we once knew how to read and how to interpret.  I wonder about the lack of connection and American’s individualism.  How can we think beyond ourselves when we cannot see beyond ourselves?

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
— Maya Angelou