“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

Beauty In The Mundane

 The last half of yesterday's video featured a song that encapsulates my feelings about life on the farm.  "Beauty in the Mundane" is the title.  For me, it is the perfect philosophy for daily life.

After a year spent largely in quarantine, I have developed an even deeper appreciation for the myriad of ordinary moments that make up each and every day. 

 I have become more keenly aware of the beauty that lies in what, to some, would be mundane... to the point that I can no longer label any part of life as mundane.

Perhaps it is the realization that for so many there are no more beautiful sunrises, no bird songs, no buzzing of bees... none of the things that we often take for granted.

Just the fact that my eyes open each morning and I am here to greet a brand new day is cause for celebration.  

Each day is a perfectly wrapped gift that is meant to be slowly and carefully opened... the act of un-wrapping as important as that of enjoying the contents.  

 For me, the unwrapping of a day happens in the little acts of care and self-care - lighting a candle to chase away the early morning darkness,

 brewing a fragrant cup of tea, or hanging freshly laundered sheets to dry on a breeze, etc....


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