Friday, October 13, 2006

Simple Living

"We mean our lives together to be our act of love for one another, and in love we are confident of redemption."

The women who live at Brewster Farm are engaged in an amazing project of life and regeneration. Going there is like a breath of fresh air for my soul. I love walking through their garden seeing the plants they are nurturing. They use practices of sustainability and interdependence to grow as much of their food as possible. They not only work hard to create this wonderful place, but they warmly open their arms and hearts to anyone who comes to the farm.

From the Bluestone Manifesto:

“We mean peacefully to weave our own strand into the web of life as it exists here and now in our neck of the woods. We repudiate the dualism—and the myriad forms of power-over that it spawned—which has pervaded our human culture for so long. Instead, we proclaim the interconnectedness of all beings and claim being for all manifestations of creation. We claim our authentic voice as self-reflective beings—we have something to say about how we shall live on the Earth.”

Thursday, October 12, 2006

The joys of Fall

We had a wonderful weekend out of the city. We picked three HUGE bags of delicious apples, drove through some beautiful fall scenery, and drummed with the nuns at Brewster Farm.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Happy Birthday

Today is the 28th birthday of my wonderful sweetie. I’m so happy to be here to celebrate this moment with him. Our tradition for the last few years has been to go apple-picking Upstate on or near his birthday. We’ll be doing that next weekend with a long time friend now living in Boston.

Earlier this year I finished my first sweater. I promised it to Luke for his birthday. Here it is – finished and wearable.

Many happy wishes to my dearest on his birthday. May God guide and protect him today and always.

I love you.