It can sneak up on the innocent and the guilty in a silent, enigmatic manner. It builds up over time, much like the dust bunnies under my bed. POWER, it may be real and as hard as steel but also virtual and only perceived as being a strong force. When combined with love, it can stand in harm’s way as intercessor….hmmmm.
As a parent, I decided early on that I did not trust those in power who arranged childcare for me…one was in a house that had ash trays the size of wash basins in each room and another time and place it was with someone who used alcohol to calm her fears. Steve and I terminated our work earlier than expected, due to the emphasis on our children being in boarding school across the border in the next country over. I weep inside over the harm we cause our littlest ones – wherever they come from. Power.
This all has a connection to farming…..no time to ponder troubles. Nutrition, what we power our bodies with, is a key factor in the life we will be able to lead. I know, I know – I am on repeat – repeat. But it is true and the majority of ears need it stated in a different manner since the message isn’t lodging in the wisdom section between the hearing apparatuses. Power.
Do we live for the moment or is there thought for what life will be like in 20 years down the path we have chosen? Will the world’s children gather around and call us blessed?
Our hope is that tables are always welcoming the stranger and everyone can enjoy this week’s shares: salad mix, head lettuce, romaine, kohlrabi, garlic scapes, garlic scallions, green onions, kale, cucumbers, and TOMATOES!