Wednesday, August 22, 2012

lost time (not!)

"Don't think that you've lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is the right time." ~~post by a friend on facebook

Feeling a little lost and frustrated, seeing no way the dreams I have for my life can be brought to reality, the quote above -- in a rather synchronystic manner -- was one of a flurry of things that appeared on facebook, emails, and random reading I have been doing. As Doctorow suggested about writing a novel, I am stepping into my life the way one drives a car at night, seeing only as far as the headlights, "but you can make the whole trip that way."

I am continuing my journey by taking a course towards a Permaculture Design Certificate with Delvin Solkinson of Gaiacraft. The first class will be on the Sunshine Coast at the Heart Gardens in downtown Roberts Creek gathering at the Elfinhome Eco-education center behind the back door to the Gumboot Cafe.

Roberts Creek is only a short distance up the road from the town of Gibsons, where the television series The Beachcombers was set.

I have read a little about Permaculture and seen some fantastic videos on YouTube, of course. But really, I don't know what to expect from the course, besides being told by locals that Roberts Creek is considered a hippie haven from way back. I think that bodes well -- at least for the location!

editorial note, December 15, 2012: We celebrate the 40th anniversary of the show, the Beachcombers! Weird to see the actor Jackson Davies on local television in honour of the occasion.