"It's Time to Say Goodbye,
But I Think Goodbyes are sad
And I'd much rather say Hello.
Hello to a New Adventure."
Ernie Harwell, American Sportscaster (1/25/1918-5/4/2010)
In a recent comment, Roy Kelley asked me to share a book I'm reading. The book is one I read several times over the span of many decades. Back to Eden, by Jethro Kloss was first published in 1939. It has been revised many times. The copy I have was the Golden 50th Anniversary Edition. It is a book about natural health, herbs, diseases, body needs, food preparation, effects of polluted and adulterated foods on the body, etc.
As a result of COVID-19, I am saying goodbye world - hello new world! I don't believe everything I read is true but I do believe it's time to reflect a little about the past and begin a new world living better. Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 just posted a video about a Doctor from New York who talks calmly about COVID-19. I listened carefully and I am calmer today than I was yesterday. Dr. David Price talks about basic steps we need to take to prevent the spread of the virus that has never been introduced to humans before. I highly recommend watching the video link on COVID-19.
My dad was a fan of baseball and Ernie Harwell. Dad took his five girls out to the Forest Preserves and taught us how to play baseball. We were joined by grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Together we walked through the woods and Grandma knew more about herbs than I did. In the present world in which I live, the health stores and grocery stores are filled with containers of herbs. Today, I stumbled upon a post written by someone who had a photo of a list of herbs he takes. But I wonder, is the world in which I'm saying goodbye too, really interested in my good health or simply profit? What's good for others, is it really good for me? Also, who can I trust?
In the author's book on Back to Eden, in reference to herbs Kloss states "it is a study of a lifetime. Lack of knowledge in the gathering and preserving of herbs may render them of little or no medicinal value." And so I wonder, why do we need so many different herbs available to the public and do we really know what is inside those bottles they put on the shelves or order from Amazon? Furthermore, why did grandma pick her own herbs and why did she know more about soil, wild plants and medicinal values, the timing of when plants are cultivated and why did she only pick herbs in dry weather?
In my New World I plan to do things differently. We are learning daily new ways to treat a new disease. I am beginning to think, we really do need to get back to the basics and add to our repertoire of knowledge, better ways to become healthier, educated, and to discover/implement more effective ways to do business. Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 recently shared how he is holding a Virtual Open House. What he did was brilliant. I highly recommend checking out his blog.
Goodbye World! Hello New! I'll be back on AR soon. ---Patricia Feager