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Feb 19Liked by Mary Plantwalker

Beautiful 🙏🏻 and thank you for sharing your grief alongside your gratitude, it’s orienting for me, who lives at that intersection too 🫀

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Thank you, Jodi_/\_

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Feb 18Liked by Mary Plantwalker

Oh Mary, how gorgeous. You write nearly exactly my thoughts. How incredible to happen upon you in my searching. WelI , i didn't actually, my despair has been so deep that my sister has been searching for like minded people for me to join their tribe - help me find my tribe. Thank you, and her.

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Feb 17Liked by Mary Plantwalker

Thank you for this sweet love letter to Poppy. One of my favorite flower families 🤍

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You are so very welcome. Thank you for reading, and for loving the Poppies!

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Feb 17Liked by Mary Plantwalker

Dream and Vision of a Biodiversity Corridor and Peace Pilgrimage

V2/15/24

The Dream

I was completing a 5 day fast and cleanse at Prama Institute and on the last night had a dream. In the dream Reverend Barber calls and says he wants to meet. He shows up with an entourage. We get on a plane and fly to a wilderness area. Then we get into a car and drive to a huge cathedral. Rev Barber is wearing a flowing white gown like the pope wears. The car drives down the center aisle of the cathedral and the crowd adores him. We step out of the car near the stage. Reverend Barber turns to me to say something. I wake up.

The Vision

As I lay in the bed I think about the dream. A vision is layed out for me. A biodiversity wildlife corridor is continuous from the Everglades, through the Ocala National Forest to the Okefenokee Swamp, then up the Appalachian mountains to Canada. Along with the wildlife corridor is a pilgrimage trail for humans. The first group to walk the pilgrimage will include at least a Native American, a black, Latino, Jew, a Palistinian, an Arab and a white. Ministers and congregations can walk the path together in an interfaith ministry and support people on a pilgrimage. Diverse people getting along together and increasing biodiversity. Biodiversity and peace healing the rift between humans, and the more than human world, encompassing all of Nature.

The Task - Spread the Word

How to make it happen? Wildlife overpasses and underpasses to cross roads. National and state parks and forests and conservation easements to assemble land. What is required is vision. People can donate funds to purchase land and for places to stay for people on pilgrimage. A general idea of the track of the corridor can be designed. Then areas in national and state parks and forests and conservation easements can begin the trail. People can have a shorter pilgrimage as it is being assembled. It will take decades. Peace can arrive much sooner. The Blueridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail began from individuals and flowed up. Not from government and flowing down.

The Practical

The Pilgrimage Trail a part of the way could be on adjacent road or path. Pilgrims may wear orange and green hat, shirt or vest. Orange in honor of peace and to draw attention to peace. Green for biodiversity. Orange and green will become a symbol for peace and biodiversity.

Posted on Substack at Roger Douglas Bass

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What a detailed dream, full of brewing possibility, wonderfully laid out. This corridor is a seed. May it germinate and thrive! Thank you for sharing, Roger.

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Feb 17Liked by Mary Plantwalker

What we need to hear every day! Beautiful. Thank you for this offering today as I was also sorting seeds and preparing to start a few flats. Since I live in the Midwest I purchase from Baker Creek Seeds in MO or Sow True Seeds in Asheville NC. As soon as the snow melts I’ll trek out to my potting shed and begin another season embraced by the magic and miracles of our plants relatives. Blessings on this piece today.

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Thank you! I am traveling to Petaluma soon and look forward to visiting the Baker Creek Seeds store there! Happy sowing!

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