This was the inaugural post on this blog. The idea of simpler times and returning to them has been running through my head on a rusty hamster wheel, squeaking away at my consciousness and my place in this world. I don’t have much, but it feels like a lot. I’d like to cut the middle man out eventually and take on the responsibility for almost all of my food. I’d like to live off the grid. I’d like to get away from bureaucracy and red tape, forced smiles and shackled souls. It’s good to dream. And yes I’m aware of the hypocrisy of preaching about returning to simpler times on the internet, written on a Mac, with a wireless connection. So save it.
I need to eat more animals I hunt myself, I need to make a garden, I need to get away from the necessity part of money, and I need to be brave enough to sacrifice the things that make living that way impossible. Here’s to 2014, a full freezer, a full heart, and the beginning of a new decade in my life.
An Oddity –
You’re an epoch of simpler times –
hand shook agreements, passenger pigeons and blotted skies.
Hand me down pumps and limits by lunch.
You’re a dying breed.
An oddity to the here and now.
It’s only perception.
Blood on the rocks.