rochelleswritings

In which we all, including myself, learn new and fascinating things.

Month: May, 2013

Today I went somewhere beautiful, to a place

Today I went somewhere beautiful, to a place where people and animals and plants are nurtured and allowed to thrive as they were made to. I saw happy cows, sheep, and chickens living contentedly in ways they were made to live. I saw cabbages, spinach, tomato plants, pepper plants, and pea plants, growing beautifully and without poisons. I heard about solar energy, about beekeeping, and about gardening. I saw people enjoying these things, being nurtured themselves as they nurtured the good things of the earth. Experiencing these things and seeing many others also show up to experience them also felt amazing. I wish for a world where such things are ordinary. I want to be a part of making our world one like that. I’m thankful to live in the opportunity for doing so. God created a beautiful world, and we’ve messed up many things–but the chance to change things is also His gift!

What matters to you in this world? What are you doing to bring change where change is needed?

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Time

Time is a fascinating thing. On one hand, time seems to be constant, ticking away regardless of what happens or how we feel. On the other hand, time is incredibly subjective. Sadness or loneliness stretch time out into seeming endlessness, while limited time with a loved one we’re losing flies by as if on wings.

In which I begin.

Writing is without question my favorite art form, one I enjoy creating. Words can transport one far around the world, resolve questions of weight and detail, or create the tiniest little safe place where a child may run from a storm. Despite this, I all too often save the preciousness of words for necessity, forgetting to spin them into beauty, insight, and warmth. More remembering of this begins here… remembering life and breathing and the beauty and articulation and refuge of words. More remembering, more life. Right now.