Monday, June 28, 2010

Smiling with the Land - Alam, Mt. Province, Philipines

Jenifer and her mother Flora smile with their land. I met these two on my walk to Sagada the other day. They showed me a shortcut through the mountains before we got to the trail to their fields. I see many of these spectacular terraces. It was a pleasure to meet some of those who work them. Yes, those terraces there between them, down at the valley bottom, are their family's rice paddies that have been worked for generations. There is a joy that comes from working your own land, producing your own food, and working with your family-- maybe, because this type of all round oneness is the planet's salvation. There is much to be learned from their simple smiles.

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