A comment to Chrystal Rose…

thought it was a decent reply and wanted to hang onto it for myself.  the original post can be found on my friend Chrystal’s blog.. which by the way is excellent, check it out.

crispy,
first let me say your writing is immersive and enjoyable to read. i just came across your blog yesterday and im glad i did. oh how i miss you!
remember if your book gets published we have a deal still in effect – 2 solid pages of nothing but crispy.
it is indeed mind boggling to think about people who have had no contact with technology in any sense while the internet became public in our childhood and we have grown to spend almost every waking minute tied to some form of modern technology, be it tv, cell phone, refrigerator, or even buying food at a supermarket.
im doing my best to ween off because i think that people living like that.. they are living in whats real. all these modern technologies and conveniences are distractions from us reaching our full potentials. in some ways sure they can expand potential and knowledge but at the same time we have forgotten the essence which every being on the planet knows. we can no longer read nature and have to rely on technology to tell us the weather, we can no longer feed ourselves, house ourselves, clothe ourselves, keep ourselves healthy and medicate ourselves with natural plants all around us (instead we buy dandelion detox formula pills for 24.99? just go eat some freakin dandelions!) and in far too many cases, we can no longer think for ourselves.
where is the balance? we cant go back anymore but how do we retain the knowledge of what makes us truly human?
im seeking that out here in colorado, im starting a small sustainable farm and building a strawbale house and trying to tune back into the wild. open my soul and find my true creativity, and instinctual knowledge which we have somehow forgotten. with a very limited budget, im forced into using what i have which encourages creativity and stillness of mind. meditative almost. well, what with this green movement, everyone wants to hop on that bandwagon, but i feel like they dont really understand. to do almost everything by hand and shovel yourself, learn your bioregion, your plants and wildlife, learn to trap and hunt and grow and build.. connect spiritually with the place.. this is all important to me.
and yet, i love my computer! i love video games! i love blogging and photography and my cellphone (note: i absolutely detest talking on the phone – theres too much pressure to talk! hanging out in person is so much more natural and relaxed. too bad i dont really have any friends to hang out with any more. however im in such a rural area and theres been so many emergencies and without a cellphone id prolly be dead lol).
i deeply admire those people, who, out of necessity, remoteness, or simply dedication to tradition, have retained that primal knowledge.

cheesecake > zimbabwe,
elmer

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