earthlings, compadres, the time is now!
It’s been about a week here. I’ll start with the rundown, in typical Aaron semi stream of conciousness ADD style that by now I hope you’ve become accustomed to: our living room is an actual mudhouse, my roomate is 35, moroccan, bought 3 acres of land in the desert and is starting to farm immediately after this thing is over, i’ve learned all about compost, soil introduction, sheet mulch, growing herbs, why socialism is essentially flawed, why capitalism is morally flawed, It’s very hot and windy here!
I like being a farmer. the labor is being taught by professionals, complimented by a lot of science and explanations behind everything, making it all worthwhile.
it’s changing me. kibbutz life, tiring and fun, communal and intimate…it’s something we miss in america, or at least the town I come from. Where am I going with all this? The stillness, the nature, the people, the love and connection within a healthy community…Its inspiring me and opening up my eyes, possibilities, to new ways of life and lifestyle. It’s revealing what I want to get away from (mass consumerism, vanity, mechanical beasts, overwhelming stimuli) and what I want to move towards. Earth, nature, friendliness, healthiness, tea, lovely people, creativity, balance, love, family. because, in the end, what else is there really?
oh. and the rest of the kids on the program are great. though its kinda like the real world. the real, real world.