Wednesday, October 19, 2011

M.'s thoughts from the den.

A. Cat hiding in Asparagus

Visions of fall bring sunsets of orange and yellow sherbert skies. The pack prepares to complete the final harvest. Tomatoes canned with apples waiting. Peppers and squash slices are in freezer. Kale and carrots head for the warming soup pot right off the field. Fresh seaweed harvested from the Sound scattered around the asparagus plants and the leaves need to gathered for compost.

On the road I see a bumper sticker that says, "Freedom is not free." I struggle with this. "How can freedom NOT be free?" I wonder as I drive by hunters walking through a field. Close by an eagle waits in a tree. Sometimes what protects you most can kill you.
For example, let's say you are a goose and you decide to hang out with an eagle because you can expect to not be shot by the hunters. But, what about the other ramifications?
The eagle by definition, is a power not to be reckoned with.
M.'s thought process today:
When you are dealing with the eagles in your life-proceed with caution. Do not become comfortable with the promise. Examine a little closer and find out what it is that we need to be protected from and by whom?
Reasonable questions in this day and age, don't you think?
'Nuff said.