one day, gardening does not seem so impossible. we learn about heirloom tomatoes and cover crops and composting.
having experienced the joy and beauty of a free hen, we demand cage-free eggs, free-range beef, organic pork.
when we see trash, we do not think, ‘how awful!’ instead, we take it home and compost it.
we discover strange loves; we remember to do things with our hands; we reduce our waste; we tread more lightly. and instead of guilt we only feel wonder.
we discover that we did not save money, but that we did save ourselves – from ignorance, from isolation, from disconnection, from loneliness and the loss of nature. we saved a few hundred yards of land, we saved our community, we saved our landfills, we saved our children.