Monday, December 9, 2013

ONCE IN VERMONT ~






Helen & Scott Nearing




In one more beautiful move recently by the hands of Gaia — as I finished typing out all the pages for this text from their classic Living the Good Life — and I'm not sure if it was Scott Nearing, or Helen, or both? but in the wink of the eye as soon as I finished my typing I looked up at the screen and every bit of my electronic keyboard work was gone. Gone. Vanished. Like a puff of smoke up the chimney with the maple logs that were keeping me warm. I had no one to say anything to, except a sleepy Kokomo across the rug on the light of the couch. So I just whispered aloud a chant-like, "my my my."


The next morning I rose early and scanned the pages. Now you hold the real McCoy.
It's all about living in a community.

Please click onto the book image to enlarge ~









Living the Good Life
Helen & Scott Nearing

being A PLAIN PRACTICAL
ACCOUNT OF A Twenty Year Project IN
A Self-Subsistent Homestead in Vermont
TOGETHER WITH REMARKS ON How to Live
Sanely & Simply IN A Troubled World

Social Science Institute
Harborside, Maine
1954
















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