365 Days of Fun and Chillaxation – Blog#93 – Yeah, She Earths Out With Cows
So today, I want to share this gorgeous tale from Rebecca Reider as a taster for my up-coming e-book, because it’s beautiful and authentic and surprising. Rebecca wrote the book Dreaming the Biosphere, and is a poet who raps her heart out for the planet. She’s also written for Happyzine, has a Masters in Environmental Science from Yale and is a a published academic author.
I invited her …. um, actually that’s too gentle a way to put it, I e-stalked her until she answered some questions for the e-book I’m currently writing. Here’s one question and answer from Rebecca.
“It’s critical!!!! For my paid work, I sometimes spend a lot of time on the computer doing admin for various organic growers’ organisations. Even though I know intellectually that it’s all for a good cause, it’s quite easy to feel disconnected and drained when spending the bulk of one’s working hours with a phone on my ear or a screen in my face. And organic people can be quite challenging to deal with at times as we are all passionate and opinionated! Fortunately I work from home and live in a magical place by the ocean.
Last year I was the adoptive mother of two calves, and in between stints at the computer I would go outside and hang out with them — ok I would cuddle them when they let me; and when they were lying down chewing their cud under the oak tree (which is when they exude the cow-equivalent of purring) was my favourite time; I would wriggle up til I was sitting next to them and totally earth out.
This may sound ridiculous to anyone who hasn’t lived with cows but they are extraordinarily calming, grounding animals when they have a good life — “I’m chewing my cud; all is well in the world.” I imagine that if everyone could connect with an animal or a tree or simply the earth beneath us more frequently, we would all have more strength, peace, and groundedness to bring to our challenging work in these challenging times.”
I love it!
If you’re forging ahead and creating good change for the planet, what do you do to ‘earth out’ and recharge? The more absurd the better. Leave a comment about it. Go on. I dare you. Leave one!
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