Hello...

Hello.
I knew at the beginning of the year that I wanted to let go of the blog. I am in a different place now and I need the space to work through a great many things. I intend to keep the archives up for a time, although I have removed the comment function.
If you have landed here - welcome and feel free to dip in to what was our life - once upon a time...
J xxx

Monday, April 23, 2012

Earth Day - everyday



I would like to share this video with you.  It is a TED talk by Dr John Francis, whose book Planetwalker, has had a profound effect on me since I first read it several years ago.  After witnessing an oil spill, and helping in the clean-up operations, he gave up using any form of motorised transport, and just walked.  He also gave up talking for 17 years - during which time he graduated from three universities, eventually gaining a PhD.  17 years of silence - no talking, no arguing, just listening.
In this video, he shares some of that experience, and some of what he learned during that time. It is quite long - 20 minutes, so you may need to come back to it.  I hope you do - he is a wonderful man. In the spirit of silence - no comments required. xxx

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