Where The Heart Calls Home

Watching the cranes lifting beams and stacks of blocks all around me

As the heat rises off of the already abundant supply of concrete

My heart and feet yearn for the soft feel of the bare, green earth

With no other sound than birdsong and the wind rattling the leaves of trees

Perhaps a musical brook dancing over smooth stones, or waves rushing the shore

Looking out the window once more with a desire to roam free, away from the crowds

Free of the sounds of construction noises, car engines, and the same old urban drone

My daydreams carry me to places with more birds and animals than people

Where streams run cool and clear through meadows of tall grasses and trees

When I close my eyes, it is so easy to feel the sun warmed earth beneath my feet

And the breeze ruffling my hair, as rays of sunlight turn everything golden

Once upon a time, the forests and the seaside were more common for me than asphalt

This will be true again as my dreams carry me to the place where my heart is at home.

 

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This Week’s Work & Play

I’ve still been hard at work on writing projects. Lately though, I’ve been taking out time to do some “just because” things too. Some have turned out nicely, others not so much. No matter what, I had a good time playing around. Local veggies are really starting to come in and I’ve been stocking the freezer with some of the early crops. Plus,  I’ve been in the mood to knit washcloths lately for some odd reason but hey why fight it. I  even made some time for a few very quick art projects and to get outside-just to make my heart happy. Below are a few pics of some of the stuff I’ve done this week.

 

 

World Environment Day

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It seems that we have a “day” for everything now. World Environment Day however, is one that I love. In looking into the history of this worldwide day of awareness and action for the environment, I discovered that it was begun in 1972 (also the year of my birth, neat coincidence) by the United Nations “to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the environment:”. The environment has always been an important issue to me, and has been one cause which I have placed at the top of my priority list.

Without a healthy environment, we have nothing. Our water is a mess, the air and soil are filled with toxins, our food supply is compromised, the habitat of animals has been systematically reduced and polluted to the point of mutations and extinctions…put simply, it’s time to change. We can no longer ignore what we’ve done to our environment. This planet of ours is a beautiful place, with wondrous abilities to heal itself. The problem is that we are destroying it way faster than nature can cleanse itself.

I do not want for this post to be negative, however. My wish is to foster more appreciation for our home in hopes that we can all become more aware of how serious the need is for us to begin taking much better care of the Earth and the people, plants, and creatures inhabiting it. I myself used to be much better at doing my part, and a few months ago, I made a commitment to begin doing better again by doing simple, everyday things like recycling and conserving as much energy and water as possible.

I recently participated in a march asking for action in regards to genetically modified plants, and will be keeping my eye open for other things which I can take part in. Every little bit helps, and it all matters. When I wake up every morning, I look out my window and think…what a wonderful world!