This weekend we went to a farm an hour away into New Jersey for apple picking, fresh air and sanity.
I wonder what it would be like, to wake up to this every day instead of pavement. What that could mean for both physical health and spirituality.
We grew up around this. I wonder if I don't want to return to it, something like it. Maybe somewhere much farther away, maybe only for a little while
Can we have both? After some time I'll miss the jumpcable startling urban energy. But that energy can choke a woman dry. That energy takes more than it gives. The way a city, particularly New York City, the way it distracts and delights with places and things and noise while draining life force from its inhabitants is baffling, amazing really.
and it's really beautiful. Opportunity is everywhere. Professional, personal, small inspirations, major miracles. We share so little space with so many people. We all influence each other immensely whether we'd like to or not, I've experienced firsthand the infinite domino game that is interacting with many different sorts of people on a regular basis. It does not begin or end with our experience together- it has no beginning or end. It continues from previous encounters fresh in our psyches - and echoes forward in each separate story we create with another person throughout our days. Most urban areas are like this. The people are the magic.
but we need nature too. I need more wide, open nature- with no Central Park Goliath city grumbling in the background
(although I do love Central Park. And the Hudson River:)