It’s the little things

11 Sep

Today was the first day of pick-up for my fall farm share.

When I walked up, the students told me about Delicata winter squash and swiss chard and about all the hot peppers that I could taste, right then and there.  If I dared.

Giving me the lowdown

Giving me the lowdown

After I got my bag of goodies, I watched the action.  Families and teachers coming up to get their goods.  Students talking about the produce.

'this here is swiss chard'

‘this here is swiss chard’

The farmer, a dear friend from college, connected with one of my schools.  A win-win situation – she sets up a CSA, students and families get access to great food.  I was just the middle-person.

A lucky middle-person at that

A lucky middle-person at that

As I laughed with teachers, students, my friend – a warm sense of contentment washed over me.  This is what it is all about.  

This life, this journey of ours, is all about those small moments of sharing a laugh, gasping over a hot pepper, making connections with people through a smile, a shared moment.  It is those moments that make it all worth while.

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What have been your little things lately?  Your moments?

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8 Responses to “It’s the little things”

  1. Candace Rose Rardon (@candacerardon) September 11, 2013 at 10:53 pm #

    “This life, this journey of ours, is all about those small moments of sharing a laugh, gasping over a hot pepper, making connections with people through a smile, a shared moment.”

    Aurora, it’s impossible to say how much I adore this post! Thanks so much for sharing this small yet poignant moment with us today – it really is what life boils down to.

    • planetaurora September 12, 2013 at 2:35 am #

      Thanks Candace! I love capturing those moments, storing them away…. and sometimes it is something as simple as the way the wind feels that reminds me of that moment, again!

  2. Lutye Willis September 11, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

    What a coincidence seeing your post about connections in regard to your farm stand visit. While preparing my supper this eve, I was fixing a side dish of kale…and each and every time I have kale I remember my much loved aunt and uncle who grew kale in their backyard garden. During a brief and wonderful time over twenty years ago, I was in their upstate NY home enjoying a meal with my loved family. They served kale they had grown themselves. It was the first that I had heard of this vegetable. For me, kale is being with my dear Aunt Polly and Uncle Eddie…and remembering their smiles.

    • planetaurora September 12, 2013 at 2:36 am #

      Ah – I love moments like that – that take you back!

  3. Carol Kushner September 12, 2013 at 12:29 am #

    This is very special for me. I remember how often you and Cody helped me in the garden and I am so glad for Miriam. Great post.

    • planetaurora September 12, 2013 at 2:37 am #

      there was a lot of garden time for cody and I – that is true!

  4. Kim Dinan (@RTWsomanyplaces) September 12, 2013 at 1:05 am #

    Beautiful. I agree, it’s the moments like you just experienced that make our days worthwhile. Love it.

    • planetaurora September 12, 2013 at 2:36 am #

      Makes those small days seem big, right?

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