"Everything you will ever experience in life is within your own body and your own mind." - Prof. Yuval Noah Harari.
Our shoreline can be clean and waste can reduce, while companies, researchers, and scientists try and develop more natural packaging solutions, and the government tries to enforce bans, we the citizens can get those gloves on and get conscious about what and how we consume, not blindly driven by pleasure or convenience, and not justified by our intellect, but with honest consideration.
What do we think of when we think of home? A place where we have bonds, a place where we connect with our joy. An inuit may desire a warmer climate, but will that make it home? It's about what transpires in that place-the bonds, the assimilation, the feeling of belonging. These are rarely ever offered by a place, they are generated by what we bring to the place and how we respond to what occurs there. We may move locations frequently in a global world, but let's not leave it to the heart's fancy to decide which one is home. Let's make every place we live in home.
Divisiveness begins with seeing ourselves as unique and separate. Can a more fundamental view be applied to our personal and collective reality, one that breaks the barriers? In this photo blog, I am exploring the unity, reciprocity, and coexistence of the elements in all things created.
I am exploring partnerships with independent bookstores, cafes, and environmentally inclined native brands. The chain of human connectivity and support is heartening. It reminds me that there is little that we do alone - every accomplishment is the effort of many.
I've been looking for harmony for a long long time, High rises hide it; trees share it, but they aren't always around (increasingly so); the sea makes me long for it. Everything has only but added to my cellular memory of it. I have finally started to understand where to find harmony, and am now learning the way--the way to it. Join me in harmony.
Binding, a book and a life both rely on this process. Reflect, choose, and be patient is what I have learned works. Our choices have implications on us and on every being and object we are connected to.
Respect is not reverence or admiration, it is the acknowledgment of a separate life with its own need for fulfilment. It is at the heart of love. It makes us capable of caring for the wellbeing of another, and it includes the for, the to, and the from.
INK- It tells the story but it also adds to global warming. Soybean oil based inks, free of VOCs, no hydrocarbons, with vegetable extracts, zero emission, biodegradable- my list was long and I couldn't check off all boxes. Read a little about the mark that ink leaves on our culture and the planet.
Trees preserve us, we rely on them, we belong to the same ecosystem, yet we forget and ignore, and glance right past when they are being cut indiscriminately. The joke will be on us, when trees survive the effects of global warming, and we perish in natural calamities.