In this rousing second edition of “You Asked”, recorded by beeswax candlelight in the dark morning of December, I somehow touched on questions ranging from dairy cow raising to butcher freezer paper to what I do to keep my sanity during these crazy-making times. Your questions mixed with a smorgasbord of bits and bobs from my brain and heart.
My New Year’s projects are many, but part of my focus will be on how we can interact and connect in more robust and meaningful ways for those of you interested in doing so. I have so many lovely, ordinary people I would love to share with you and I would love to hear more from you, too. I’m looking into that. I have so enjoyed communicating more fully with some of you here. I know many of you found me through Instagram and I’m grateful for that. But, truth be told, the censorship and “quickness” of that social media platform leaves me feeling a little hollowed out. There is a “taking” on social media that doesn’t feel reciprocal or meaningful. It just feels like a skim of real life. But it feels different to communicate with many of you here. I wonder, do you feel that way, too? Have you had the sense that things are ratcheting up on social media?
I remain on Instagram in hopes that for those that are looking for more, I might have them join us over here. It’s here that I can say what I want and take the time to say it with honesty and authenticity instead of in soundbites that are so easy to misconstrue or judge with anonymity. But my time there is limited, by choice or force. I am grateful to have something here that feels more real to expand into. Thank you for being here with me.
But there’s more to be done. Deep and real and honest. I am excited by my ideas and for how we might grow this minute little corner of the interwebs for good with discussion and sharing and then getting out into our own real worlds and spreading some of that around. I mean, shouldn’t we feel that our lives have been enriched and positively challenged by what we consume? If we feel darkened by what we feed ourselves, should we not reconsider our foodstuffs? I think so.
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