A Picnic with Creation & Destruction


I do enjoy a good picnic.

Less desirable are the large gaps of time between picnics. So taking a break from working in the garden and sitting on a grassy knoll overlooking views of both beauty and destruction (as above) whilst eating a banana and sipping water is my new picnic. From this place, anything else is a bonus!

And sitting on some lovely, long grass and enjoying a piece of fruit is about as much time as I have for a picnic recently. So, more 5 minute work breaks effectively equates to = More Picnics.

You see. I am winning.

I was reminded of the forces of destruction and creation again today when I saw the following post on the recent fires in California. I am also reminded of the Hindu Gods that make up two thirds of the Hindu Triumvirate or Trimurti. Brahma – the Creator and Shiva – the Destroyer.

Our house renovation passed the point of destruction some weeks back now. From then on it has been a gradual re-creation with Shiva-like progress being made by all the tradesmen involved. Once the foundations and structure had their integrity restored it was just a matter of re-building the place new again.

Meanwhile… our current house represents chaos. Packing boxes with nowhere to go, a garden that is being deconstructed and the chickens have free range and having a great time scratching the place up!

Once we are in the new house and settled, I will then be at the mercy of Vishnu – the preserver and protector. Maintainer of the Up-Keep and Cosmic House Cleaner of the Universe.

A nice, lengthy picnic might just be around the corner.


About Petit Paradis

I am on a journey with my family to transition as closely as practicable to a state of self-reliance in suburbia. I practice permaculture principles in our house, garden and community. We are on the southern coast of Western Australia. To our north is the rest of the world. To the south, Antarctica.
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