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Common Ground

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In a world that appears to be coming apart at the seams, we are reminded, on a daily basis, by the mainstream media, that we are separate and divided on many levels.

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There are many aspects of our lives where we disagree.

I know how that works, for I was born and raised in a place of separation…Northern Ireland.

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As I grew, left home, went to university and raised a family in London, I became aware of the importance of common ground.

London is a melting pot of over twelve million people, where the essence of living harmoniously is to be found in common ground.

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I held an allotment for many years, a place where cultures met with great affection shared for what was beneath our very feet…common ground.

It served us well as we grew food, shared seed, advice and barbecues!

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I continue to share common ground with my ex-husband, for we each agree that our common ground is compassion for animals, the Earth and love of our children.

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As a species, we have much in common with each other.

When a community comes together it can be an awesome sight, especially when fuelled by compassion!

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Here we are in the midst of troubled times where much is threatened, yet I see people coming together as never before.

People with real concerns for Mother Earth, their communities, resources and much more.

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There will always be those we feel apart from, angry with and despairing of, for that is the human struggle.

It is the small, unsung bits of humanity that bind us together…kindness and compassion.

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Posted in Angels, Art, Childhood, Christmas, Cottage, Country Living, Garden, Inspiration, Music, Permaculture, Personal, Poetry, Spirituality, Thoughts, Trees, Uncategorized, Winter

A Life in the Country ~ Wildly Enthusiastic About Little Things…

…Like making a new Willow Archway…

Some things can only be understood when you’re in a tree house.  With a pile of
warm chocolate chip cookies.  And a book.  ~Dr. SunWolf

…or the sun shining like crazy across the frozen snow on Chritmas Eve…

I am often accused of being childish.  I prefer to interpret that as
child-like.  I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things.  I tend to
exaggerate and  and embellish.  I still listen to instinctual urges.  I
play with leaves.  I skip down the street and run against the wind.  I never
water my garden without soaking myself.  It has been after such times of joy
that I have achieved my greatest creativity and produced my best work. ~Leo F.
Buscaglia, Bus 9 to Paradise

…or deciding to paint silver stars all over a wall in the cottage…

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of
the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on
the disciplined adult intelligence.  ~

…stepping over wet rocks on a sandy beach on an early summer day…

In my soul, I am still that small child who did not care about anything else but
the beautiful colors of a rainbow.  ~Papiha Ghosh

…the delight of seeing water drops sparkle like jewels in the early morning sun…

O men, grown sick with toil and care,
Leave for awhile the crowded mart;
O
women, sinking with despair,
Weary of limb and faint of heart,
Forget your
years to-day and come
As children back to childhood’s house.
~

The Man with the Child in his Eyes…Kate Bush…with great pics of Kate as a child… http://youtu.be/Nodmp317h_A