Thursday, March 31, 2011

It gives me hope

Young asparagus

I worry sometimes.

A lot of times.

About our planet.  Climate.  Energy.  Life. 


Only it's second year.  We must be patient until year three.

Sometimes I feel an overwhelming sense of dread.

Helpless in finding answers.

Cures.

Solutions.

Blueberry
I drop my kids off at school and someone walks up to my car to talk to me through the window. 

My car is running.

And I think about the fuel I'm wasting.

And the air I'm polluting.

Instead of really listening to what she has to say.


Lettuce
Modern media has educated us of the problem.

And yet I sit and wait.

Wait for the world to change.

Raspberry
Global problems that take an entire globe to fix.

Leaving me waiting.

And worrying.

Rhubarb
And . . .



Strawberry
Hopeful.

Here's to clinging to the hope my generation will find a way.

-dana

19 comments:

Teresa said...

your hobby farm(or maybe its more serious than a hobby?) makes me jealous! One day when I'm not living in a base house. One day.

DebbyMc said...

Stunning. You have a way of getting to the heart of things and then beyond to what is real. Beautiful, beautiful post. I do have hope!

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Beautiful post. Here's to hope...

Purple Quilter Queen said...

WOW - lots of things to ponder....thanks for opening my eyes. Great photos of your "works in progress". Here's to continued success! Jenn

Scottish Nanna said...

Lovely Post I love all the things you are growing It takes me back to when I was A little girl at My grandma and grandads house in the country in Scotland OH how I wish for those days again.BIG SIGH!!!!!.
HUgs Mary.

Trudi said...

Looks like spring has brought you an abundance of hope! And clearly you are doing your bit for the planet, your family, your children and all the rest of us too :) We can all do just a little bit more, it will make a difference :) Happy spring!

**nicke... said...

i love your way with words... and plants... and fabric! ;)

Earth Mama said...

This past year has been a year of transformation for me...from fear to gratitude and hope. I hear you.

:)Lisa

heather said...

Oh, Dana. Thank you for putting mine (our) fears to words and pictures. Every time I become overwhelmed by it all, I retreat to the plants that I know will grow, my kids who will laugh, the family that loves me. I don't know how, but you summed it all up in this post. It's so difficult, isn't it? Being authentic and thoughtful without being droll is the mark of a graceful human.

brown robin said...

... because you will wonder. Yes, that was me in that last post. I accidently used my other account. Looks like a possibiliy of mixed rain/snow here tonight.

badlandsquilts said...

Thought provoking... there is actually a program called no idle zone for just that.

VeeV said...

oh......

to be an ostrich....

at times....

xo
eva

angela said...

I hear ya sista! All we can do is hope and pray.

Hunny Bunny said...

What lovely pictures to go with such powerful words. I'm sitting right beside you hoping and trying. Looking at and listening to my little ones makes it easier, they have such big ideas for making it better. I'd like to think that they will carry that with them as they grow.

sarah, rsm said...

hey, hopeful!
go over to the quilting gallery blog and vote for the quilt i entered in the weekly theme quilt contest, please??? :) there's a link on my blog for the voting!

Regina said...

Well said - and all those little seeds of hope that you plant and then harvest help in a little way!!! Thanks for the peek forward in time, my rhubarb has not quite broken the surface yet.

MB in MI said...

Looks to me like you're doing quite a lot for the earth & your family--good work! i wish you peace. :-)

angelina said...

dana that is lovely. let us look up in hope. x

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful post,
It is right to be hopeful, because with hope we will work for better soloutions.
Delightful photos.