My intention for the pomegranate exercise as seeking information on how to best serve the beauty of the world at this stage of my life. The witness came through as simply, “Follow joy.” I thought this was nice, but a little vague.
I have kept the notion in mind as I follow the news on local environmental crises. On of the key issues in our area is the lack of surface water to support the pace of development, and consequent proposals to mine groundwater. Prescott’s plan to pump from the Big Chino aquifer will have devastating effects on the flow of water in the Verde River, a magical thread of life in our desert landscape. The Center for Biological Diversity is one group working on both educational and political fronts to find more sustainable solutions.
The idea to “follow joy” has developed
into a specific project.