Thoughts from our smallholding in the province of Lugo, Galicia, in the north-west of Spain.
Tuesday 11 December 2012
A New Dawn
We face east and so the sunrises are spectacular. I watched another one this morning.
It also feels as though a new age is dawning in many ways. The end of the Mayan calender is supposed to indicate great changes. Society is changing, cracks are appearing in the fabric of the so called 'developed world', at the same time there is an increasing awareness of changes for good. Tim and I are great fans of Permaculture which seeks to look at better ways of meeting our needs using what we have to hand. Many people like us are trying to find a better way. For several years I felt helpless and hopeless.... but no longer. We have both made positive changes for the better, a new lifestyle, new goals and a sense of purpose has inspired us. I don't think we are the only ones either. Tim is coming home on the 21st of December until the New Year. We have been unable to share many events together this past year, birthdays, Valentines day etc but it looks as though we will be celebrating midwinter together, and I can't wait.