Re: [fukuoka_farming] Dryland Mangement
- Dear Souscayrous:
Thank you for your kind message. I think the balance between
inclusion and exclusion of the world, is a day by day balance, or even a
minute by minute balance. At different times one is more or less
sensitive, vunerable, or creative, and these states can take different
tempos of engagment or disengagement at different times. Silence is a
friend in the garden, and personal example can speak loudly and
convincingly without words. Although, I would like to convince others of
what I'm doing, I first have to convince myself. And I am blundering
along, making ridiculous mistakes, not knowing what I should know to do
this, and not at all convinced that what I am doing is right. In fact, I
am amazed when something works! The garden helps me recover from work,
and to return to work, and to my house, a better person, usually. It's
perspective that the garden and time in the garden give. I don't know if
one can exclude the world; reality comes and batters down the doors of
reverie. And now to help unload a truck, except that the phone rang.
> Jack wrote:[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> "The real point is to improve oneself while improving land.
> Cultivation and
> self cultivation. What one can imagine is what one can make, and then
> can live in a much more beautiful and productive environment, which in
> can inspire us to see more, and to create more beauty in the land,
> sort of reflectively, in ourselves."
> I couldn't agree more: and well put.
> However, I personally would resist the natural desire inherent
> in this
> codependent creation of beauty (man and nature), to slowly exclude the
> outside world.
> "He needed the buffer of the garden between him and the world
> outside the
> garden, to live in his personal beauty, and to see and to create."
> Beauty is a human construct, part of a social endeavour. A truly
> natural garden or farm would be the best way to teach natural farming
> techniques. Rather than exclude the outside world, I think we should
> do all
> we can to bring people and involve them in what we do.
> Souscayrous...(sorry for the late response but the phone line has been
> for a week)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jack Finefroc [mailto:finefroc@...]
> Sent: Thursday, May 23, 2002 4:04 PM
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