Rice pudding. A beach chair at the entry, where a strong ocean breeze finds it's way to our home, Chango circling, affectionately grazing my pant leg... and a good book. It makes a pretty picture.
With Infinity More Monkeys, a picture a day.
Why do you want chickens??
Because I'm crazy.
I don't know. (But something in me did know; what was it?)
None of those answers was complete, and I must acknowledge that I have often felt a bit apologetic about this chicken business. Which is why I enjoyed such a wave of relief, of connection, empathy, even self understanding, when I read Lauren Scheuer's words... "Because I want the experience." Isn't it brilliant? I felt a lightness of being, a warm sensation of being alright in the world. It's simple, honest, sincere... both Lauren's answer, and her story. And it's realigned my thinking and perception about life. Why do we read, or cook, or walk, why do we bring home a kitten, or share stories, make new friends, go new places? For the experience, otherwise what is a life for? I really am delighted to be thinking on this whole idea, to be feeling the liberty and gentle wisdom of it. I don't have to be right, there doesn't have to be a perfect time, or an optimal outcome, and I don't have to justify my choices, and let's assume I am within reason, laws, and my budget (close?)... if a chance comes along, if an opportunity is within reach, I can do it, go there, have that, or sing along, because I want the experience.
Lauren, I am loving your story. It's well told, honestly expressed, and an inspired treat. I cannot wait to read the rest, but I know I'll be sorry when it's done.