Tag Archives: Privilege

The Privilege of Space

Room to move, to breathe freely, to just sit when I’m tired and dirty and be far enough from the feeders and water dishes we set out to draw the birds so that they aren’t spooked by my nearness–this is … Continue reading

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Wealth

Alan Watts, the philosopher, said that one of the greatest problems with our world is that we confuse money with wealth. The consequences of that confusion are many and have put us into dire straits, preventing us from creating a … Continue reading

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The Privilege of Empty Hands

I’ve had enough experience with sorrow and loss to know that the best things come when our hands have been emptied and are therefore available to take hold of the new thing that grace sends our way. It’s a form … Continue reading

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The Privilege of Housework

That’s not an oxymoron, at least not for me. Perhaps it would sound more comfortable if I called it “the privilege of homemaking.” Whatever you wish to call it, attitude is everything in how you experience it. You can rush … Continue reading

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The Privilege of Peaceful Rest

I spent a lot of time sitting yesterday. After two days of crawling around putting a hundred big plant starts into the ground, my knees and hands were as sore as my back, and I wanted a restful day. To … Continue reading

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The Privilege of Happy Work

This time of year is especially busy on our little urban farmette. The “seedling” tomatoes are nearly four feet tall in their little cups, there are lots of weeds to pull and mulch before anything new can go in, there … Continue reading

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