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Wisdom from the sage
"We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it."
--from an essay in "The Long-Legged House"
"The word agriculture, after all, does not mean "agriscience," much less "agribusiness." It means "cultivation of land." And cultivation is at the root of the sense both of culture and of cult. The ideas of tillage and worship are thus joined in culture. And these words all come from an Indo-European root meaning both "to revolve" and "to dwell." To live, to survive on the earth, to care for the soil, and to worship, all are bound at the root to the idea of a cycle. It is only by understanding the cultural complexity and largeness of the concept of agriculture that we can see the threatening diminishments implied by the term "agribusiness."
"Odd as I am sure it will appear to some, I can think of no better form of personal involvement in the cure of the environment than that of gardening. A person who is growing a garden, if he is growing it organically, is improving a piece of the world. He is producing something to eat, which makes him somewhat independent of the grocery business, but he is also enlarging, for himself, the meaning of food and the pleasure of eating."
--both the above are from essays in "The Art of the Commonplace: Agrarian Essays"
Is this so hard to believe?
"An atheist is just somebody who feels about Yahweh the way any decent Christian feels about Thor, or Ba'al, or The Golden Calf. As has been said before, we are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further," Richard Dawkins, 2002.
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oh, El, elle est tres tres chic, ta chevre…
Aw. That made my day 🙂
Did she try to get it off?
El, I hope you don’t mind me hijacking the thread, I really apologize. I wanted to get a message to Sparrow, and this is the only way I could think of to do it.
Sparrow, I can’t seem to comment on your blog (or any other on Blogspot) for some reason. Do you know what might be going on? I just get a “Bad Error 400” message. Its been going on since Monday of this week.
El, again, sorry for the hijack.
Awesome! Does she seem to appreciate it? 🙂
I think she needs a little hat.
Looks like the turkey in the background is like “hey! wheres mine?”
At any rate she looks cute with the coat and hopefully it will keep her nice and warm!
El, this made me smile instantly! To me, she looks like she’s staring at the turkeys and thinking them odd for not also having a coat 🙂 How does she like it?
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