Have you seen this book? Jody had a blog post about it not too long ago. This looks like a wonderful book, on my list of books to order. I have been reading the blog that goes along with it and have found it very interesting. The blog this past week has been talking a lot about the nuclear plants in Japan, well worth a read if you haven't yet. The book is more about living a sustainable and simple life, a couple of potters are included. Here is a great quote from the blog:
A Different Kind of Luxury is about exploring a feeling that is there in everyone - "A desire to be free." It's there in nearly everyone - very strong in some, to a lesser extent in others. But surely most people, at some point of time in their lives, have said to themselves "I don't want to be part of this system. I don't want to live a drab routine life. I don't want to follow the usual pattern, go to school, go to university, get a high paying job and struggle all through life to make it big in our profession, retire and then die. There is something wrong with this system which intrinsically thrives on exploitation -- of nature and of the poor. I want to break away from this system and live an independent life." Most of us, however, dismiss this feeling as blasphemous. Some believe it may be possible but are weighed down by too many constraints in our lives. This book is about those who not only dreamed but also fulfilled their dreams. About people who wanted to do a lot of things, and did all of them. About those who are governed only by their heart and not by the economic system. About those who, in their own little ways, make a big difference to the world by showing that there is tremendous beauty and excitement in simplicity.
It's a rainy cold Sunday morning and I am less than motivated to do much more than sit here with my cup of green tea and my blog friends and catch up with what you are all doing! Peaceful Sunday everyone.