I am a producer of Food for Thought, which I grow in a sustainable way.
Just as well as pear shaped apples, and appalling pears.
In their shape, in their form, in their size, in their weight... they are not-consistent.
Even in their timing of appearance, they are not-consistent. Sometimes there is almost no produce of some kind, other times, something of a certain kind is abundant.
Rules about language, grammar, spelling and style.
Most important rule in amongst those rules seems to be: be consistent.
Well, I look at my products and way of producing them and I see:
I am following one rule, very consistently.
The nutritional value of my products needs to be consistently high and I can only achieve such produce by allowing it to grow freely, allowing it to follow its natural rhythm, to develop in its natural shape.
Organically grown cucumbers are quirky. They all are slightly different, with a dent here, a bend there, some spots or discolouring. They may even vary in taste.
If you ever are in a position to compare the two..... I’m pretty sure which type will tickle your taste-buds more.
I write very much in the way I speak and think.
I love it.
There are periods where I can stop myself.
Those breaks occur after intense information high stints with full focus on one thing.
You might not suspect it, reading the produce of those stints, but I am actually an ambassador for those periods.
Not just empty spaces between paragraphs, as a way of structuring the text.
There are also gaps in the content; bits of information you might think are missing, you might think are crucial.
Those gaps, are more often than not, left deliberately, because I produce fresh Food for Though, not ready meals.
You have got to slice it, mix it with other ingredients if you like, season it to your taste, prepare it as you want, chew it and digest it.
That is part of my general invitation to be creative with my produce and experience how changing your mental position colours the experience!
To me , that is part of the highest nutritional value I see in all work and play: JOY.
No sooner, no later. It goes that very same day to the market, ready to be used, also creating space for new produce to grow.
A little TLC to wrap it up in carefully chosen words, just enough to get it to you.
But no endless fussing with it or tossing it around.
No trying to make it look ‘ more presentable’ or recognisable to the mass....
Waiting for the ripe yummy quirky bendy discoloured cucumber to turn into a straight, evenly green one, doesn’t ring true for me as the wisest, most joyful actions to invest my time as a producer in.
So, there is some editing done...... not much. I’ve got a mental garden to (joyfully) attend to!