Tuesday, April 2, 2013
It takes time. It forces you to slow down. To pay attention. To be aware. To be in the moment. Patience is required. And a little laughter too. We spent a good part of our weekend tending the fire, patiently watching as the last of our sap boiled down to maple syrup. Oh what a process. We are by no means efficient at this, it is after all only our second year collecting sap from four very old trees in the backyard. We boil it down on a wood stove in our little cottage in the backyard and bottle the pure liquid gold that results from our time spent watching and waiting, waiting and watching.
It is a process; a long, slow process that reminds me of the life we are choosing to live. A life in the slow lane. A life enjoying the little things. A life lived with awareness and intention. A simple life full of good things, such good, sweet things.