3 Sep 2009
Celebrating the 1000th Post on Transition Culture!
Today 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).
“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).”