This is the story of our adventures -- every day and extraordinary; our dreams -- tiny and grand; our gardens -- ornamental and sustaining; this is the story of our journey.  We are a family of four living a mindful, simple life here in Los Angeles County.  We are green, conscious, and forward thinking.  We keep an eye on the past because some of the best things have already been done and bear repeating.  Walk and talk with us, have a glass of wine, taste a peach or a tomato, blow some bubbles and watch them drift up over the canyon ridge.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Test balloon

Trying out this new poem -- perhaps a work in progress.

Let me lead you down my garden path
And tell you tales of love and wrath...

Walk with me while sunlight soothes
And tell me all your pithy truths

Did you dream of wealth and power
and ignore the dew on fragile flowers

Or did you rest on bended knee
and understand the strength of trees

Did you breathe the fresh green air
and lead with heart without care

Or did you sell your soul to Mr. Man
and then go sell his corporate plan 

Where do you stand, and lie your head?
Where is YOUR place?

What will they say of you when you are dead?
Does your mirror like your face?

I have no tales of wrath to tell
Least not any you know not well
I leave my anger by the way 
and try to smile upon the day
My world hasn't space for greed
Instead it calls me to sprinkle seed
 in my tangled garden
love and hope and joy and peace
have won.

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