Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Imagine this Place


Imagine this place…
Where we live in harmony with nature
Landscaping reflecting the natural beauty of the Sonoran desert
Instead of gravel and cement; agave, mesquite, palo verde flourish
Rainwater washes down roof tops to nourish fruit trees and fill aquifers
When we no longer obstruct the flow but go with it
Rivers surrounded by cottonwood and oak
Flow


Imagine this place
Where we live in harmony with others
Nurturing, inspiring the individual gifts everyone has to share.
Instead of TV and Youtube: family, neighbors, community connects
Supporting local farmers, artisans, craftsmen, passionate entrepreneurs
When we no longer obstruct the flow but go with it
Talents developed with encouragement and love
Flow


Imagine this place
Where we live in harmony with the dirt
Harvesting nourishing, heritage crops for everyone to share
Instead of teaching lack and fear, we teach love, justice, environmental respect
Restoring local rivers, aquifers with berms, water tanks, catchment basins
When we no longer obstruct the flow but go with it
Desert crops sprout in the dirt, roots reaching for the
Flow


Imagine all the time
Time to live in the present, fully alive
To soak in the brilliance of our sunsets during an evening stroll
To feel the wind in your face as you coast down a hill
Time to take in the fragrance of creosote after the rain
To toast the spectacle of monsoon storms with your love
Time to dig in the garden with your children
To settle back and watch things grow
Time to share your harvest at a neighborhood potluck
 To paint, to read, to bake, to sing, to dance, to play…


Imagine floating on your back, you are part of the flow

Imagine this place
Flow

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful! And thank you, Jana, for sharing my Grand Canyon photo. :)

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