sacred change

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

You’ll look up and down streets. Look ’em over with care.
About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.”
With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet,
You’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

And you may not find any
You’ll want to go down.
In that case, of course,

You’ll head straight out of town.

It’s opener there
In the wide open air.   
Dr. Seuss

Dearest friends and supporters…

Here is the beginning of a storytelling journey. In less than 3 weeks, Hal, Emilia, and I will board a plane with one way tickets to Portugal.  We don’t have a plan… just a vision for a life with a gentler walk, where we can live in greater balance with all of our relations.

Today, I’ll share a little of where we are… moving and packing everyday, slowly and surely purging most of our belongings into the hands of willing friends, charitable organizations, and the Hendersonville county dump…

Our parcel of land is 4 acres, and we’ve transformed it from a wild pine, laurel, sourwood, rhododendron forest into terraces, shade gardens, small orchard, and various trails and walking paths… it’s been an 11 year journey of service to this land, and we’ve learned so much.  We live in yurts, closer to mother nature, walking barefoot most of the year and living with the cycles of weather and earthsongs…  so tucked away, and only a 15 minute drive to town.  It’s been wonderful to live here, tucked into this fairy forest, and spirit asked us to sing another song…

We want to be free of fossil fuels, free of driving our cars and live in a place where we have more sun, and can grow our food all year… we want to participate in a place where the government uses our taxes to support the balance of our relations… so we’re going on a journey to live in a simpler and more peaceful way…

This blog is our storyteller… the words and pictures of what we’ll meet…


3 Replies to “sacred change”

  1. We love you so much Hal, Asia, and Emilia! We have been so blessed since you came into our lives 3 years ago. You have always challenged me to examine my life and live closer to my values since the day we met. I’m so glad you will be keeping a blog to document this journey and share it with us! Thank you for treating us like family and loving us so well. We are going to miss you a lot, but know that you are on a beautiful journey and cheer you on! We hope to be able to come visit you – what fun that would be! LOVE love love – the Mahshies

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