Fashionable Composting, re-visited

Fashionable Composting, re-visitedComposting is one of natures unwritten laws. Like many of these laws, by keeping to them we uphold the food cycle, by breaking them we herd ourselves into a dead end.

A visit to your local garden centre should convince you that composting is now very fashionable as there are now umpteen systems to contain it and apparently ‘create it’ – not so. Nature has but one way through decay to break up stuff for recycling – ’tis so.

I am a bit miffed that so many western societies are still way off course when it comes to recycling. The biggest bloomer that most promoters of recycling make is to call used material ‘rubbish’ – it’s not; rubbish is worthless, useless stuff. And if someone can recycle stuff and put it to use then it is not ‘waste’ either.

We try to re-cycle and compost down everything at the HoBB but ours is but one voice. Your voice is important to this issue and your efforts to underline the truth about the way we all use and abuse ‘matter’ will help. Take every opportunity you discover to press the message home and support the continual re-use of everything possible.

At the HoBB we put nearly everything to use and re-use, giving all materials the longest life we can design for them – plastics are still the most challenging of materials. So when visiting HoBB Real, bring nothing with a ‘half-life’ over two months!

Waves ~~~~ (please re-cycle these around your friends) ~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant

The Meaning of a Life

42 The Meaning of a Life“To unveil fiction, and to create, as the result of our todays, the most useful advances for those ahead of us”. It’s one big relay race really.

Everyone tackles this from a different viewpoint, so there’s often a tangle – even a right mess-up at times. But it works because every new generation does a re-mix which is more appropriate for their moment and reviews the past as less organised and more primitive than the now.

It’s important that review and comparision continues if we want to stick around in human form. It’s a volatile universe and we are not very well equipped to survive at the moment – but we are (all?) working on it. As few of us know anything else but Earth Life, and we figure this planet makes a good ‘home’, we (all?) work to keep it clean and tidy, ready for newborns and fit for further use.

I opt for the above meaning of life, headfirst. My heartfelt understanding of life is far less practical but goes like this:

Meaning of life:
To maintain a rhythm that holds true for all by helping those in discord to re-tune.

Everyone gets out of step and individually, most ride the discomforts of life to party again. But some ill-fated people are pushed way off course, often as a result of power struggling. This can happen ‘big time’ around this planet: and these Struggles can be ingeniously engineered to create infighting which on a large scale can involve millions of hearts. Such scatty induced plagues nark me to the bone because they can lead to wars or hatreds which can throw the rhythm of life out of sync for centuries.

As there are great difficulties in kindling ‘love’ in areas where ‘hatred’ is taught from birth for example, the aligning of all to a harmonious ‘get-along’ future is some way off, but don’t let that stop you giving the process a nudge in the right place when you can because it will be well worth the effort. The sooner we are able to put aside ancient, almost tribal, rivalries and develop a progressive civilisation having one accord, the further we will get.

In reality, all factions will continue to debate the ‘best’ way forward and provide the descant. It is not until all people feel the way forward through instinct and intuition that we will start to arrive together.

Chin up folks and remember one thing about the ‘news’ that the media often put forward as headlines – If it appears to be packed with how terrible things are and seems very negative, it is because these are the very issues that we all need to concentrate upon and cure within our society. There’s lots of positive news out there that goes un-mentioned because it is not causing problems thus can be left to shine.

Even waves go up and down ~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant