Saturday, December 18, 2010

those poor country folk

 a friend sent this to me and if you're like me you'll appreciate the perspective.  i don't live in the country anymore but i sure do miss it.  and for all the reasons mentioned. 

One day , the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.
They spent a couple of days and nights on the ranch of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip , the father asked his son , "How was the trip?"

"It was great , Dad."

"Did you see how poor people live?" the father asked.

"Oh yeah , " said the son.

"So , tell me , what did you learn from the trip?" asked the father.

The son answered:

"I saw that we have one dog and they had four.

We have a pool  that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end.

We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night.

Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.

We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.

We have servants who serve us , but they serve others.

We buy our food , but they grow theirs.

We have walls around our property to protect us , they have friends to protect them."

The boy's father was speechless.

Then his son added ,   "Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are."


Thursday, December 9, 2010

new decision about blog

well, i've decided to keep this blog up and running despite starting a new one at

you see, that one is more personal in nature and i decided that eventually as my life becomes more my own  and more normal and balanced i may actually decide to return to sharing those things bound by the common thread of simple living.   so, i'll stay here.  i can after all be present in two places at once.  :)