Sunday, February 7, 2010

I believe









I really believe,

that if we start gathering together

again, not just to eat,

but to feast on homemade goodness

of all kinds;

foods, crafts, knowledge, art,

skills

and in the affirmation of friendship we form

alliances of wealth

through sharing

through teaching,

through doing,

the momentum of community will

gain force

authenticity

and power.

And the more powerful the people

and families are in their hearts,

their homes,

the less we fall

prey to consumption, despair.

I really believe that when we gather with

those who ignite our curiosity,

respect, and compassion,

that it's a fine gift given

of sharp tools

to make a structure we

can hinge our future on,

all while baking bread in a room

filled with side-splitting laughter.






2 comments:

christinemm said...

I'm right with you Ananda!

Laurel said...

This is what I've been thinking every day lately . . . we really need to change the way we are living, because it barely passes for living at all. . . but for now, even if we could get back to eating meals together again that would be almost revolutionary. Isn't that a sad thought?

Happy to have stumbled across your beautiful blog!