Winter is here! Not official by date but the temperatures have dropped and ice has settled on the pond. Snow is falling and now it will be more difficult to get to the cabin.
I was ill for the week of Thanksgiving and not able to get to the cabin, however, this past Monday I managed a short visit late in the afternoon. I poured some corn into the feeder and to my delight within a half hour Mama Doe and her two fawns (nearly her size now) appeared for the feast. They had survived hunting season, which thrills me and they couldn't look better. I have to secure some hay for them and maybe some soybeans to supplement their corn. Must keep them fat and sassy!
I so long for simple days. . .where work is not so important, that is the kind of work that puts food on the table. I look forward to the desired work to continue my existence in the "Realm".
Thanks to http://www.amazon.com/ I have further simplified my life my selling off more "stuff" I no longer need. The weight lifted off my shoulders is a good feeling and I will not miss the "stuff" much. After all, it is just "stuff".
Most of the people I deal with on a regular basis do not seem to understand my position and seem to fear my slow but continuing effort to simplify. Thus, I appear to be distancing myself from them. My life views and theirs don't seem to mesh anyway and I am more comfortable with that. In my world the things most people enjoy and expect are not a factor for my happiness. Especially the younger people. With this economy and how I feel our government is screwing up everything for everybody, I am amazed how the younger people still think bigger is better and more is the merrier. They don't seem happy with small and paid for, and continue to dig into a debt filled life. They seem to avoid the up front slap in the face we are getting and keep watching their televisions and buying all that is fed to them to keep them quiet and lulled into a fake existence that is tearing at the fabric of our lives.
I long to be at the cabin where no newspapers or television will ever be allowed. I am content to enjoy my coffee and watch nature around me. Nature that needs the human race to protect it rather than destroy it. These beautiful creatures that share their lives with me have no knowledge of how close they are coming to destruction if we (humans) are not careful. Our greed and selfishness which unfortunately is an inherent trait of our species; especially as our numbers increase at staggering speed. We destroy not realizing we are doing so until it is too late. We WILL spoil everything for everyone including our unknowing friends in the woods, if we don't stop and think about what we are doing.
Many millions of Americans have not ever had the pleasure of seeing these creatures up close and personal in real time and in real life. Most only see the nature shows on television and many do not even care about those, being wrapped up in their own confusing, get all I can before you do attitudes. We must be so careful as the balance is not so balanced anymore. I, personally fear for that.
Realizing this myself, I am trying to be so very careful to do the right thing for me and all that I care for.
This, being my third winter back from the tropics I am finally accepting with open arms, the frosty blast of the season, now that I have this new vision which has opened before me these past several years.