That poem by Robert Eckstein is a perfect fit to my lovely garden!
There will be animals, circumstances and especially people
that bump into me.
Some might pee or shit at me, some give intentionally a kick, others cut off my branches. There will be times I get hurt.
The tree doesn’t stop to produce her gift of oxygen out of revenge.
She knows that, only hurt people hurt others as a silent cry for help.
So, the only revenge I will give them is that the rudeness & pain won’t extinguish my gift of light.
I will shine even brighter than before so that even the sun is looking at me.
a planet of mine
for a very long time
out of space and mind
a planet so kind
right in the middle
a heart that´s so little
protected from a wall
that stands tough & tall
it keeps everything in order
so it´s hard to overcome the border
to break free and see the stars
it seemed like taking a travel to mars
looking back I see so much more
which makes my body feel sore
all green and blue
never seemed to be true
now I see it with my own eyes
and it doesn´t look like a disguise
sometimes you need to travel far
even if it feels like to another star
Dies ist eins meiner Lieblingsgedichte von Sven Hildebrand
Quetschlicht, gezwungen in der unabwehrbaren Dunkelheit,
Quetschlicht, eingezwungen zwischen Dunkelheit
für den Menschen einhergehendes Zeichen der Nacht,
Quetschlichter, moderne und alte, moderne Scheinwerfer von Autos
mit arbeitswegigen Insassen,
aus morgendlichen Küchenfenstern in die Herbstdunkelheit,
alter Mond durch leblose Schlafzimmerfenster,
die ersten Sonnenstrahlen zwischen Erddunkelheit und Himmelsdunkelheit,
zwischen durch quetscht sich immer der erste Lichtstrahl,
das erste Tagesquetschlicht,
To me it was always important to care about environment. Sometimes maybe more than others. There are people who think I´m eccentric but I don´t see me that way.
Activities I do, to live and be more sustainable:
- I have my own collection of reusable bags
I often get them as presents from companies or friends, who know I´m not using plastic bags. I always have them in my handbag.
- I use washable handkerchiefs
Grandma style, and I´m not kidding, they are from my grandma and I love them, it´s like keeping up a legacy.
- I grow my own food
Please be escorted to my garden section =).
- Glass and paper package
The stuff I buy in grocery stores I always look for juice in glass bottles, vegetables without package, flower, rice and noodles in paper package. In the beginning I thought, “woohhh, I´m not finding anything without package and all that stuff you can buy, wtf!” Now I have my brands and know where to go.