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October 22, 2014 / Fantelius

Withering Seeds Beside Fertile Fields

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Many people live near someone who can bake sinfully delicious cakes, cookies and pastries. This master household baker is often an older person living under economically challenged conditions. He or she would be delighted to earn a little extra money producing up a batch of baked goods. Besides the taste the purchaser would also be delighted with the quality of the goods free from palm oil, synthetic sugar, conservatives and other junk. Nobody however requests the service and the baker doesn’t offer it. This win-win arrangement has other advantages but it withers away while corporate products ”Baked with Love”—of profit—dive into shopping carts.

This example of a simple people2people, community strengthening arrangement is a mere leaf in a forest of possibilities. Beyond this dessert-like action lies meals themselves. Many struggling families and individuals could benefit from providing meals, functioning as a micro restaurant for an occasional evening or a couple of hours. Enormous and beneficial possibilities of helping one another with the basic and daily need of nourishment stretch before us.

We can help each other in uncountable ways from exchanging services to common community projects. WE can. We don’t need an authority or a bureaucracy to permit us or interfere with us. Not only can we, we must. We either grow our own healthy community or we wither away under the greed of the rulers.

How can we improve the world if we can’t improve the conditions for ourselves and the people around us?

 

“Trying to take a step larger than we can manage will result in a fall.
Taking one suitable step at a time, we can, step by step,
climb to the heights of heaven.”
Dartwill Aquila

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  1. camelien / Oct 22 2014 10:51 am

    Your photos are ‘feasts’ for eyes; mine are well nourished this morning. Thank you. Many blessings are willed your way. Were you nearer you’d already have an invitation to sup with me this day. I love to feed folk in my community. Peace!

    • Fantelius / Oct 22 2014 11:13 am

      What’s on the menu? It might be worth the trip. 🙂

  2. sans palinurus / Oct 22 2014 6:55 am

    Vive les sans culottes!

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