This Moment... Carrot Tops, Kitten, Compost, and Music
At times, I find myself wondering what ‘should’ I be doing? I ‘should’ be making a greater contribution within my community; I ‘should’ be making better use of my time, being more constructive, bla, bla, bla
|Drying carrot tops/l;eaves for winter Chimichurri and pest0, Kelly Klein|
What more do I need or want in this moment of my life? Nothing. I am living. I am growing and harvest, washing and drying for winter use. Why do I need to have some other activity, purpose? Isn’t this enough, this moment, ahh, it just passed, but fortunately, I am experiencing another, a blues song rolling along behind me.
Before pulling the carrots today, I pulled up lettuce that was also going to seed, stripping off the leaves, washing and spreading to dry for the winter. A little tough and bitter for eating raw, but fine for soups, and cooked dishes.
Not to alarm you, but oh well, in the morning, I take my bottle of urine outside, mixing with water to offer nitrogen to the green leafy plants. I found an old plastic olive oil bottle cut in half works perfectly between my legs at night.
|Little Luka, my new companion, Kelly Klein|
I have a kitten. So exciting. I have so desperately wanted a friend, a companion, a living thing to love other than the garden. I was so hungry for animal companionship; I made a little swimming pool with an old yellow washbasin and surrounded it with flowers. Now I see wild dogs, cats, birds, and lizards visit my little water offering. And now this kitten. I had forgotten about the energy they carry during their spurts when not sleeping.
As I have lots of clay around from construction of this house, I made a couple clay marbles that he loves to play with, rolling around the floor. The other cat toy is just a stick with a string attached that I can wave around when he is over- the-top crazy and needs to release it all. Ah, grace Slick now, feet still on the floor.
|Luka on bed, Ladakh - Kelly Klein|
Ah, and now John Martyn, ..so often I forget to turn on music, just basking in the silence, yet notice how music shifts the internal energies too. It makes me feel joyful and is truly a treat. That others can create feeling from sound and combinations of sound and voice that in turn create a different energy within me. Fascinating. Very grateful.
So, to all my friends, I invite you to this moment, in all its richness. Is there really anything more important, more real, more meaningful?