I was recently asked what it is I write about, and I said something like, “I write about farming and food.” A good family friend interrupted and said, “saying that you write about farming doesn’t mean anything. Agriculture’s too big to say that you write about it—that doesn’t tell me what you write about. The real answer is that you write about the experience of life through the lens of farming.”
So, there you have it from another person’s perspective. Which is quite helpful, because it’s true.
Organic farming and growing food is often the backdrop of my writing, but it’s the experiences that challenge and carry and make us grow that I’m really interested in. It’s the lessons that those experiences hold, and how we transform because of them.
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