Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Rubbing Elbows with the Stars

Those of you who read this blog will understand when I tell you that I had a stellar day yesterday. I took a ferry to the "other side" and spent the day with my dear friends, Robin & Roger, of New Dharma Bums fame! While they are not entertainment stars, in the manner of Madonna or Sting, in the blogosphere they have a huge fan/friend following, based on the beauty and wisdom and humor of their daily observations about life. A day with the two of them is like pure gold. We talked for hours, rode their e-bikes to the beach for a good walk, ate delicious food, talked some more. I think they are great models of how to live an integrous, simple, joyful life. They are tuned in to the natural world around them. They grow their own food, repair their own home, build things. They avoid the world of "consumer capitalism". They are deeply connected to their families and friends. They are concerned about the state of the world, and keep well-informed about world events. They write beautifully, take amazing photographs, and always have interesting ideas to share. I love spending time with them and consider myself so lucky that they have been my friends for many years.

Here's a photo of Roger cooking our delicious dinner. You can see that their house shingling project is still "in progress", but it's looking terrific. Thanks, you two, for a wonderful day. Now it's your turn to come to the island!

6 comments:

roger said...

aw ahucks. thanks for your own wonderful company. and your little dog too. bonsai sez hi to zuma.

roger

TDharma said...

oh, is that eggplant on the grill?

Sigrid, I couldn't agree with you more on the subject of the bums....to know them is to love them. to ride with robin in a car is to hear the most salty language ever! Ask her about, "for the love of GOD, DRIVE!"

robin andrea said...

I like my language like I like my chips, salty and crisp!

Nice to know we are in a mutual admiration society. We're wild about you.

DivaJood said...

Sounds like a great day! And language should be peppery.

Dotty Stripes said...

I wish I could have been there with you and the bumz. Maybe in August. Fasten your seat belts, I'm on my way.

The Fat Lady Sings said...

How delightful! What a wonderful respite from the depredations of the world outside. Now if only everywhere could be as peaceful and nice!