Friday, July 04, 2008

independence day

Happy Independence Day! I'm celebrating by thinking of all the ways that we cultivate independence in our lives around here...

energy independence

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food independence

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material independence

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socks in progress

I tend to think of independece as meaning both doing things for yourself, and not needing others. But looking at all the ways that independence flourishes in our lives, I see how much it all comes from helping each other out. From the co-op truck to sharing gardening tips... we couldn't be independent without each other. As we watch the fireworks tonight and listen to the Boston Pops play the 1812 Overture, I think I'll be toasting the independence paradox.

Happy Independence Day to all of you!

9 comments:

  1. lovely. to the independence paradox. cheers!

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  2. Found my way to your blog through a series of links. I've enjoyed reading and viewing the beautiful things you're making. I'll pop back in now and again. In the meantime, I'm going to try the cowl that you featured back in 2006 as a quick summer weekend knit. It will perhaps help get me ready for Christmas a little sooner - LOL. Thanks for the pattern and the fun I've had this morning.
    Chris S.

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  3. Great post (and great pictures)! Happy Independence Day!

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  4. I really enjoyed your post. Great pics too. What pattern and yarn are you using for the socks? Love it!

    Hope you had a Happy Fourth.

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  5. Happy Beleated Independence Day to you, too!

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  6. the independence paradox... i love that. happy independence/interdependence day to you :) xox

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  7. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome!! What a great post - thank you for sharing!

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  8. Great stuff, I chime in with the others to say that an independence paraox is an intresting thing!

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  9. Wonderful post! And I have to say that I have a bit of envy for your tomatoes! Mine are the size of small grapes. Not to mention the havoc that the deer are wreaking on my swiss chard.

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