See, Share, Support, and Smile.
I guess the letter S works well for me, Sameer the Storyteller.]]>
In my apartment in Richmond, I had “Today is a good day to die” written on the wall next to my bed. It was the first thing I saw when I woke up. My mother told me that Native Americans say (used to say?) this every morning. Kind of a “life each day as if it's your last” type of thing.
In terms of what we “do,” I don't repeat this to myself but “everything relates” is something I believe in. I don't do the work /life balance thing, I try to make it all one seamless experience, waving in and out of work, life, culture, learning, etc. Ugh, is this too esoteric?]]>
“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” – Shakespeare
“Breathe in calm, breathe out a smile.” and
“Only the present moment is real.” both courtesy of Thich Nhat Hanh
The key to organic farming lies in the soil's natural 3 year preparation cycle.
During this process, the soil has time to purify, therefore helping to build a
wholesome foundation for the next stage of development.
The term 'sustainable' is used in its widest sense to encompass not just the
conservation of non-renewable resources, but also issues of environmental,
economic and social sustainability. These issues not only affect the world of
agriculture, but are fundamental to our role in the future of design.
We believe that through preparation, comes growth.”
I wrote this a few years back as a kind of 'manifesto' for our graduation – the three year cycle mirroring our education.
You could call it the idealism of youth or something 🙂
But it's something I like to remind myself of now and again, both for the issues it raises and to help shake of a bit of cynicism!]]>