(sorry - it's taken me days to log in due to blogger playing nasty reindeer games)
I recently subscribed to Taproot magazine. It is difficult to read, and I certainly would never read it at work. why? Something within me reaches out to this homesteading lifestyle…it yearns…a word I never thought i'd use in a sentence unless i'm being fancy. but Yearns is the only way i can describe it…strains, longs for, pulls towards, stretches…i can't soak up enough. it feels like when your Very First boyfriend (the one you'd die without - yeah, the 15 years old one) went away for the summer with his family. you moped. and cried. and swore you'd find a way to get to where he was vacationing. he saved his change to make long-distance phone calls from the pay phone down the road. yes, there was a time when cell phones didn't exist. but that is how my very spirit is struggling. i see the end lifestyle. i want the whole vegetable garden/honey bees/ composting toilet thing. i do. how i got here from semi-priveldged, semi-wealthy, nice little Jewish girl is a mystery. maybe i was born to live in a kibbutz. who knows. but i do know that many of the things i thought i couldn't live without…now hold no meaning to me. the trinkets and doo dads and found objects that literally fill a studio will soon be gone. on to another home. i feel like my life is completely changing. i feel as though i am becoming my best self. and i won't stoop to the whole caterpillar/butterfly thing - that's too easy, and you know i am disinclined by nature to take the easy route. i want a small home - a Tiny home. but big enough to have dinner parties. i want a home that feels like a hug. that's what i want. a home. a hug. and nothing is impossible.
i wish you days of full on gratitude, with sunshine warming the top of your head…i wish you moments when the slightest smile can completely erase your grief and sadness…i wish you the desires of your heart, and HeartFriends to share them with….and cake - i wish you cake.