Without trees, a city is just a scab on the earth.
What a great quote, man. I found it in “A Californian’s Guide to Trees Among Us”, a book borrowed from the local library.
There has been a quiet revolution going around the world, as communities and nations retake control of their food systems. In the U.S., more people are taking a look at processed foods at the supermarket and opting instead for healthier choices, grown locally with fewer pesticides. People in Cambodia have taken a hard look at what’s happening to their climate, soil and seeds, and figured out a new, low-cost way to produce rice, increasing production
If we are not working on a creative project, life is that much safer (and that much deader). No messy paints, not messy pages of notes, no messy confusion. This is the choice that would-be artists make (and seasoned artists some of the time), to avoid the chaos of working and gain perfect safety by tabling their ideas, at the mere cost of an unlived life.
from Fearless Creating
I found out today that you can use falafel mix as a breading for just about anything! How exciting! What a great alternative to use in sooo many recipes!
What a wonderful book, so pretty too! You find all sorts of wonderful things at the public library, now dontcha? There’s a video here about it: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/09/20/the-night-life-of-trees-tara-books/
I love this passage from it:
The Marriage of Desire and Intoxication
According to legend, the Ganja plant and teh Mahua tree are husband and wife. They were human beings once, lovers who could not marry because they came from different castes. Refusing to be separated, they went deep into the jungle and took their own lives. They were re-born as plants on the spot where they died. Seeing the beauty of their love, Shankar Bhagwan, the creator, named them Ganja and Mahua, cannabis and alcohol.
Can’t we have a commandment that says “Thou shalt not deny your intuition and common sense”? Sheesh!