Wednesday, August 22, 2012
"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.