The Noah Project

Rebuilding a sustainable world.

I Step Into My Waking Life

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I step into my waking life
Inhabited still
By the realm of dreams

The world of spirit clings
Gossamer-like
To golden jeweled morning

In the deep green shade
Dappled with amber light
White day
Cleaves briefly
To purple night
Then spills onto
The floor of my being

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Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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