And as I've thought about what those experiences might be, I've realized just how ordered my life has become. I'm not a hermit or anything, and yet when I go for a walk, I tend to only go one route. Why? When I shop, I only shop at certain places. Why? When I go out to eat, I frequent two or three places. Why? I don't really know why. I just do it and I bet I'm not alone. So beyond the four experiences I'm creating this month, I am also becoming very conscious of what I regularly do...and changing it.
If it is true that we are only three people away from someone who can change our lives, how will I ever meet them if I keep cycling through the same experiences over and over. One of my experiences this month was a visit to an organic farm which has only been in operation since March of this year. I went to possibly write an article about it but it became so much more than that.
It became a glimpse at a life I know nothing about. Though I am surrounded by farmland, I know nothing about farms. And this farm is striving to be completely sustainable. I touched a horse and met a small pig, the runt of the litter. I was introduced to a chicken named, "Ike." I walked around on the land and felt a part of what its owners must feel. "It just feels good to be doing this." the owner said.
And I agreed. It does.
photo: welcome table farm