Every few weeks, I get an e-mail update from my farm share. Annalisa Miller sends out a status of things at the farm and any news which might be of interest to farm share participants. She always closes her note with:
“Please remember to breathe, stretch, drink plenty of water, and eat beautiful meals every day.”
That’s good advice, isn’t it?
It’s the best advice but the hardest to follow. Even the breathing part is difficult on Fridays when everything is urgent.
A couple I know may be moving to an island. What will be urgent on an island? What will be important? I may have a nostalgic and idealized picture of island living in my mind, but something tells me the urgencies of life are different there. The “faux urgencies” get sifted out.
Not everything is urgent today. If I leave The Coop right now, I can make the 1:00 p.m. ferry to the island.
Find the island of the important and cast off the faux urgencies today!
Baby fresh? Absolutely.
You can practice living on an island at home, you know. I try to limit car trips to 2-3 times a week, make everything happen at once just like someone living on an island has to. Otherwise, if I don’t have it, I do without.
Great advice, as always. I’ve been thinking lately how “modern living” has made us all island dwellers, except the island we live in is our automobile. I’m glad you’re working to change that. Me too. Baby fresh, baby.