New life is forever emerging on our beautiful planet, everywhere we look, even in the most unlikely of places.
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Day Three Hundred Five, November 23, 2011
We live at a time where most people have broken their connection to the land. What I mean by that is the connection that is born out of planting your own food, getting your hands dirty with soil, spending time daily in your garden, sleeping under trees, hunting for your food, the way humans were meant to be. In our so called ‘modern’ world some of our children grow up believing that eggs are born in supermarkets and vegetables in freezers, cans and bags. It is a pity that, because every single time I see someone who gets their hand dirty with earth, a huge smile tends to come with the job. Even as babies, we loved to dig in the sand or dirt, and as toddlers we wondered at the magic of a green plant emerging from the soil. Is it natural to be away from that source of happiness as adults?
Just a ponder from a 16th floor apartment missing the smell of the earth.
Day Seventy Five, April 7, 2011
Today very heavy rains were forecast with chance of flooding but not even one drop hit my nose. It was very gray though, so I colored it.
Photo: Flower pots on Yanan Highway~Shanghai