Wild Gardens

“Anthropocentric as [the gardener] may be, he recognizes that he is dependent for his health and survival on many other forms of life, so he is careful to take their interests into account in whatever he does. He is in fact a wilderness advocate of a certain kind. It is when he respects and nurtures […]


Waking Up

The most difficult thing for spiritual seekers to do is to stop struggling, striving, seeking, and searching. Why? Because in the absence of struggle you don’t know who you are; you lose your boundaries, you lose your separateness, you lose your specialness, you lose the dream you have lived all your life. Eventually you lose […]


No Place Like Home

“Is it possible for home to be a person and not a place?” ― Stephanie Perkins “Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.” ― James Baldwin “We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us […]


Feeling Free

“The old school of thought would have you believe that you’d be a fool to take on nature without arming yourself with every conceivable measure of safety and comfort under the sun. But that isn’t what being in nature is all about. Rather, it’s about feeling free, unbounded, shedding the distractions and barriers of our […]



“He Looked and smelt like Autumn’s very brother, his face being sunburnt to wheat-colour, his eyes blue as corn-flowers, his sleeves and leggings dyed with fruit-stains, his hands clammy with the sweet juice of apples, his hat sprinkled with pips, and everywhere about him the sweet atmosphere of cider which at its first return each […]


On Failure & Potatoes

  “A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” ― Salvador Dalí “What I say is that, if a man really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty […]


The Joys of Rice

  “It is because they have no fear of death that people fail to enjoy life―no, not that they don’t fear it, but rather they forget its nearness.” ― Yoshida Kenkō, A Cup of Sake Beneath the Cherry Trees “Rice is a beautiful food. It is beautiful when it grows, precision rows of sparkling green stalks shooting up […]

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