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“Hi! How are you?”
“Ugh, really busy!” “Ridiculously busy!!!!” “SOOOO BUSY!!!!”
Sound familiar? This exchange is happening daily in our homes, our workplaces, and our community gathering spaces– yes,
even at our farmers markets, the proverbial promised land of slowing down. No place is sacred when it comes to the pervasive
culture of BUSY.
When did we let the state of busy become the mantra that defines our lives? It’s time to stop the glorification of busy. What
if we used FOOD as our daily reminder to take a breath, be fully present, and express some gratitude? It doesn’t matter where
your food is coming from, although we love seeing your shining face. This is bigger than us; this is the health and sanity of our
community. Here’s a short list of some things we can all do more of: Cook. Set a table. Chew your food slowly. Avoid grabbing lunch with a computer or dinner with a TV. Toast a glass or say a prayer.
We’re all in this together– yes, we’ve been known to describe ourselves as SOOO BUSY too. Let’s jumpstart a revolution, a
peaceful protest of the all-consuming culture of busy, and let it begin with your next bite. Namaste.
YOGINI, SUSAN HAUSER, TAKES A MOMENT AMIDST THE HARMONIOUS HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF THE MARIN FARMERS MARKET.
Marin Farmers Market
Photo by Gary Yost