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3 Sep 2009

Celebrating the 1000th Post on Transition Culture!

moominland2Today is a bit of a Transition Culture landmark.  Extraordinarily, this is the 1000th post I have put up here.  Since the dim and distant early days of this site in November 2005, I have been leaping out of bed bright and early every morning to bring colour and vim to your lives, thrilling you with tales of compost loos, odd things you can make out of potatoes and the Alberta Tar Sands.  I thought long and hard as to how best to mark this momentous moment, and despite expending a great deal of mental energy on the question, have come up with… nothing.  Your suggestions for how best to mark it would be much appreciated.  In the end, I decided to celebrate by offering a quote from ‘Comet in Moominland’, which I am reading with my 7 year old at the moment, and which we both love.  It is a quote which perhaps describes what the Transition process should be like better than anything else I have read (or written during those 1000 posts). 

moomintroll“It was a funny little path, winding here and there, dashing off in different directions, and sometimes even tying a knot in itself from sheer joy. (You don’t get tired of a path like that, and I’m not sure that it doesn’t get you home quicker in the end).”

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Harriet Stewart-Jones
3 Sep 8:58am

Thanks Rob. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed walking the funny little path with you. Looking forward to seeing what’s round the next corner.

Danny Hilton, Transition Ely
3 Sep 12:34pm

Hi Rob,

I’d like to celebrate the 1oooth by saying how great it is to be able to check in with regularly there’s always something to share with others and to inspire.

3 Sep 12:39pm


3 Sep 9:00pm

Hi Rob

Transition Culture is a very great read and I thank you for finding the time to share your views and news depite the heavy workload you must have and your family commitments too. Here’s looking forward to the next 1000 entries!


Steve Atkins
4 Sep 3:05pm

Dear Rob,

Moomins are working on a cure for blog writers addiction.
(there may be hope for you yet).

Get well soon.


Mike Grenville
6 Sep 8:19pm

Rob – your thousand blogs reminded me of this poem

A Thousand Years of Healing

From whence my hope, I cannot say,
except it grows in the cells of my skin,
in my envelope of mysteries it hums.
In this sheath so akin to the surface of the earth
it whispers. Beneath
the wail and dissonance in the world,
hope’s song grows. Until I know
that with this turning
we put a broken age to rest.
We who are alive at such a cusp
now usher in
one thousand years of healing!

Winged ones and four-leggeds,
grasses and mountains and each tree,
all the swimming creatures,
even we, wary two-leggeds
hum, and call, and create
the Changing Song. We remake
all our relations. We convert
our minds to the earth. In this turning time
we finally learn to chime and blend,
attune our voices; sing the vision
of the Great Magic we move within.
We begin
the new habit, getting up glad
for a thousand years of healing.

© – Susa Silvermarie