Catherine's comment to my post two days ago got me thinking about does need to change in our way of thinking? What will we need to see as necessary and important, in a way that makes a change not only to the world around us but to our personal search for deeper meaning in our lives? (Am I getting pseudo-deep enough yet? Or just pseudo?)
This holiday weekend, our little village is a ghost town. Clearly the vast majority of residents headed to locations near and far, mostly far, to "get away from it all."
Is this part of the change we need? To see our homes not as something that needs to be escaped, but as an escape themselves -- a place for us to feed our souls with work that has deeper meaning than the paper pushing we do all week? Don't get me wrong, I am not espousing some "work shall set you free" doctrine of endless self-sacrifice through labor, but instead perhaps a shift in perception. I certainly worked hard today, but it didn't really feel like work. It felt like getting the plants in before they died in their little black plastic cups, and laying the groundwork to feed my family a few fresh vegetables through the summer and (maybe) fall. And as a personal plug, I can tell you that it felt really, really good.