December 1, 2006
Long time no blog Nat! Yeah, well I have been living out of boxes alright, I lost my card reader, can't even find my underwear, so blog dropped off priority list whilst I transferred contents of apartment to nice new house...
but I'm back yay! I found my card reader in the boot of the car at the bottom of a bag.
Perdita Phillips is doing a residency at PICA at the moment. She is doing walks in all sorts of places. I decided to come along when she was looking at a small area of Northbridge around Money St that once was 'Lake Thomson'. That was around 1829.
It's just one of many swamps that filled the area and can you imagine the wilderness that was right in the heart of the city.
I did this walk to the theme of water. Observations, things that I spotted that linked to the theme in some way. I found virtually no signs of fauna - once again us city dwellers like to believe we are not animal, vegetable or mineral, instead that somehow we exist in some other dimension!
And nature just continues to fade away all around us. My current question is whether to fight for it, or run away to the hills and simply enjoy it.
[current mood] Jazzy Beats & Help with Moving House
Posted by natalija at December 1, 2006 2:38 PM
"My current question is whether to fight for it, or run away to the hills and simply enjoy it."
I am adopting the "act local" approach by making by backyard as green and garden-like as possible (with edibles too). It shows people what is possible if you don't subdivide everything. Sent you some pics at Seedpod on w/end for inspiration but received Harold's Planet cartoon in response. Is this auto-Nat behaviour???
Posted by: Craig at December 4, 2006 9:30 AM
Now that we've clarified that my auto response is not typically Harold Planet cartoons - although that gives me some interesting ideas....
Acting local is the one true thing we can do. A big permaculture garden is on my agenda!!
Also - If we think about who and what influences us, maybe we can do the same to influence others. For example, a strange psychic sporty man at Globe cafe just mentioned to me last week that margerine is closer to plastic than to vegetable, and so I threw out my marg and am currently eating dry toast...
So that one comment, in the way it was said, has influenced me greatly, it inspired change.
Why it did is something I can take with me into my way of being and talking about ideas - and it may in turn change someone else...
Posted by: Nat at December 4, 2006 10:30 AM