I have to guess my spiritual quest with my time left on this planet probably looks a bit odd and foolish to the normal world. I can relate, as when you take the journey from the world and the life of the prodigal son and get out of it – you realize how fleeting the stuff of life really is. while the planet is beautiful and amazing, each human is granted the beauty of choice (in most countries) about what they want to seek and be. what does this have to do with lilies?
I think back to the one scene in the “you” show we came up with that had an infinite reality scene with people all wandering the planet and going out to medicate the pain of their wounded hearts…go through a seemingly infinite variety of doc-in-a-box treatment that would not work until the world speed up to a speed where the insanity was not sustainable. then the finale kicked in (which I have to admit, I have never seen this in any live show) lilies?
maybe this is simply how my mind works? as I was attending yet another church service, the elderly ladies use me for no brains, just that I am tall and strong. all my life I have fought the idea if you are big you can’t possibly have a brain. perhaps women blessed with beauty and brains can relate? so I get asked to haul and pick up flowers and then load them into the church. I made a comment, “Casablanca Lillie?”
“actually, not many, our Easter is a week later, so they are hard to find here.”
so I simply made a comment, “why don’t I take some of our prototypes build some closed environment systems for you. just grow whatever flowers you want year round?”
it was when I said it, that I thought, “we are so focused on food production that we forgot we shipped flower seeds in the old original agrowbox!” people would ask, “why?” and I told the tale of the woman in a slum in Manilla. “if you get some flowers growing, people are happier and there is a natural beauty with the colors and such.”
the idea of growing anything but exotic orchids and other high-value rare plants is all we explored with the current agrowspace, “home” versions. but I like the plant ideas. but I have to confess, I never tried growing Lilly’s before. anyone know someone that has experience in them? send them along. it might be an interesting test as well as a cool idea for a working prototype for the agrowspace “architecture” ideas.
so I guess I am just having to laugh at myself. even in the became orphan site – where we with did our first common sense vertical farm designs - we didn’t put flowers in – as the food was more valuable.
but something in my mind is now brewing the thought of fragrant white lilies. I know there are plenty of varieties, but I love the Casablanca Lillie. while usually for weddings in the USA, and funerals in Europe – they smell and look great!
there you go. that is how my mind thinks, and the funny part is we go do it. I guess it is frustrating in a world where everyone wants to see all sorts of documents, pretty pictures, and no risk solutions before they will proceed with anything they say they want (ok, few get beyond the thought, and the idea of doing that icky work is “not my job”)
maybe I am getting wiser, while I love to help people, if you just follow a path, the projects and people to help will show up. then it is a choice whether people actually want help or not. and as I get older, you simply walk away…there is plenty of people problems on the planet that need solutions.
but like anything, it is a choice for people, and perhaps that is the beauty of spirituality and god. his choice is to simply love – how we receive or share in that process – is a choice.
hmm..I like this lily idea…as we can test the new aeroponic systems with it. cool!