Saturday, September 6, 2014

Words for a Saturday II

Part I here.

Today was a day full of the ordinary. Dishes, laundry, de-cluttering and minimizing. Short-term. What was your day filled with?

Here is a poem for perspective:

Ask the questions that have no answers.
Invest in the millenium. Plant sequoias.
Say that your main crop is the forest
that you did not plant,
that you will not live to harvest.
Say that the leaves are harvested
when they have rotted into the mold.
Call that profit. Prophesy such returns.
Put your faith in the two inches of humus
that will build under the trees
every thousand years. 
- Wendell Berry