The tragedy that is unfolding in one of the world’s most technologically advanced countries with a stable economy leads me to think about our Walkable Community Project.
How quickly everything for basic living necessities has devolved in Japan as the world rushes to help the survivors get through another day. I was awakened the other night by a huge thunderclap and lightening shining like a searchlight. My first thought was to marvel at the storm’s fury, followed by thoughts of millions of people across the Pacific huddled with no food, water, shelter or transportation. Added to that is the reality of radiation poisoning as reactor after reactor melts down. My short frightening awakening by the storm is nothing compared to what others are experiencing now.
While I’m not a DoomsDay person, anyone can see that few of us could survive under that sort of devastation and deprivation. The vision we have of a real community with plenty of water, fresh air and land to grow crops locally is resonating with many others. People are seeing the value of taking steps to ensure a way of life that is thriving, not just surviving.
Today I spoke to two friends in Fort Worth who have successful businesses and own a couple of homes- and they are excited to think about our Walkable Community. They, like many others, bring talent, heart and humor with their vision and enthusiam.
The world is shifting and changing in many ways. From the geological crush of tectonic plates, the global economy taking hit after hit with increased fuel and food costs, and the uncertainty of continued fuel and energy, it is clear that things cannot remain the same. Added to this mix is the fact that so many familes are spread out all over the country and world and would love to have a supportive community to live and work in ~one with people who care about one another.
This is a reality that lifts my heart and encourages us to build the project.
Joe and I are making big progress on the winery and bistro. The old building came down this week and the lot is cleared. Contractors are busily getting ready to lay the foundation, build the walls and ceilings and do plumbing and electrical work. Joe has also been busy giving a number of Power Point presentations to various organizations in Junction and we are getting good feedback.
But we are only two people. If you feel inclined to consider being a part of this exciting and comforting venture, please let us know by writing your own reply to our blogs.
Our intention is to be on the leading edge of this idea to provide a safe and happy environment within the city structure to allow others to thrive and not just survive. We’d love to hear from you!