These old ways that forms our cultural heritage have been slowly going extinct except for the Hindu’s of India and the Chinese who stick and apply to their beliefs in all aspects of life. Too bad for I see no wrong in their beliefs for they are the embodiment of the way my ancestors have lived for millennia on the same land where their house still stands to this day. Make this face there, place this stuff over there, avoid pointed objects here, shift the door from the street with anything obstructing the free flow of energy into and out of the house, they never end. The old folk always seem to have an explanation for all the nuances of life and as I have seen and experienced it, they have served me well. Just hope the people of the world could hold onto a little of their heritage and ancestry so the world would be a better place to live in. No greed just common sense and common good. I miss those days when all things grew out of the ground and came from livestock we had in our backyard (now you get them picked, cleaned and neatly wrapped on steel shelves).
Saddening how the old ways have come and gone, forgotten by iPod wielding kids and teens who have no idea of the beauty and need for nature. People who grew up in the concrete jungle have no idea of the old ways, the do’s and don’ts, the times of harvest, the times to enjoy life as simply as the bird who soars above. Those were the days….
Originally posted on April 10, 2008 @ 4:41 pm