This is meant to be a blog about the goings on in The VegHead’s kitchen. OK…..with the occasional foray to feed the compost and to observe the wonders and worries of buying local, organic, fresh, glorious food.
However our stomachs aren’t all that need feeding. Our minds too need to be stretched with new ideas. To be nourished with the richness of a poetic tumble of words. To feed our appetite for change within ourselves and within the world through the truth and strength of the story of another. To curl on a comfortable chair on a cold day, a cuppa to hand as some quiet music plays. Reading. Reading something that will change us, rather than crap Hollywood gossip.
Someone asked The VegHead just a few days ago “When was the last time you cried?”.
A question most timely perhaps as those rare, hot tears have been flowing most profuse this last week. The onions (for a change) are not to blame. Instead the catalyst for The VegHead’s expression of emotion has simply been the most extraordinary story.
“Three cups of tea” – The story of Greg Mortenson’s life; building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Living better than we do involves treating those around us in a fashion that recognises the fundamental truths of the problems we face. My words fail to capture the simple complexity and honesty of Greg Mortenson’s life so I will leave it there.
If you feed your mind nothing else this year, feed it this.
This is the book I’m taking with me on the plane on Friday! I am looking forward to reading it.