Barry 2004

> Barry's Vision. This vision was requested by the
> mailing list.
> In the morning the Sun shines into our sleeping room, waking us
> really gently. We thank the sun and the earth for another beauitiful
> day. Behind the house is a small river, we join the ducks in the
> morning for a quick bath. Naked of course, as we kindly accept the
> shapes our body takes. After the bath and some time for meditation
> we look in the garden for some fresh food. The season brings the food
> to our dish. Breakfast's bread we bought yesterday at a local
> bakery.
> As the solar clock indicates the hour after dawn, people are expected
> to start doing daily responsibilities. Many people go to jobs,
> schools and churches. These activities are nearby so time and energy
> are saved. Besides that, people are part of a social crowd. It's rare
> to live in a social crowd but to work in another. Well, merchant
> travellers do of course!
> Most people have taken up the old job again: to farm the land. We do
> that with our hands again and with the help of our animals. Not just
> horses, but also donkeys and dogs. Many people are reviving the land:
> take away barbed wire fences and plant trees. We are taking away
> the barbed wire so the animals can also live freely on the land. Yet,
> nothing has changed really because the animales stay with their
> family like we do. The animals also help in transportation as they
> provide much more energy-efficient way to travel compared to
> engine-driven vehicles. The people love the animals so love rules the
> day.
> When the sun is brightest, we take some time of to rest and eat. It's
> considered important not to work too much. It's polite to leave some
> work for another day or another worker. Don't do it all by yourself!
> Those who are on outdoor jobs or in schools have lunch together.
> Share the food. All this food is paid for using coloured money. It
> does not only have value but also a meaning, specified by itc colour.
> That meaning helps people from becoming greedy and produce what
> can't be reduced and recycled.
> The native people of the Earth need only 2 hours per day to go out
> for food. We are at 4. In the afternoon we finish off business and
> then there's time to sit, chat, meditate or just do nothing. People
> gather at squares and places. That's our most importan source of
> information.
> Shops are open in the morning and afternoon. Shops also buy from
> nearby villagers, and sell immediately. In the village we produce our
> own food, clothing and housings. We breed our own live stock. Well,
> in fact it's not really ours, it belongs to the planet. If travellers
> are short, and they are, we help.
> Old age people live with their family like they did all their lives.
> That's not considered a burden but a delight.

This is where I ended up today. Well maybe we can finish it together???