Human Beings are Makers, by Katie Spring

Living and being alive are two different things. “Being” is an action word. Being is about building the self and building others up in the process, ideally. I cannot come even close to saying it as well as it is conveyed in what follows.

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The author, Katie Spring, and her husband, Edge, own and operate Good Heart Farmstead, in Worcester, VT. Katie also keeps a blog. As you will see, she is a great observer of life and the human spirit.

She begins a recent article with a reference to an interview with poet Frank Bidart where he was asked, “The word making for you is a crucial word…For your poetic vision it’s more than an aesthetic endeavor; it means more than mere creativity, does it not?

What follows is an excerpt from the poet’s response, and equally poetic and profound observations from KSpring, as she calls herself. “For the past few months, I have been walking a tightrope between two realities, living in the space between what society dictates is true and what I know to be true…” she begins. “How am I to be a responsible citizen if I am acting as a dumbed-down version of myself?” she asks.

I cannot possibly convey the power of her observations merely with excerpts, and hope that this strikes a chord with you so that you will click over to the Goodheart Farmstead blog at once to read her full article. Enjoy.

PS: Thank you, KSpring, for sharing your wisdom.

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