Aye Calypso

To sail on a dream on a crystal clear ocean
To ride on the crest of a wild raging storm
To work in the service of life and the living
In search of the answers to questions unknown
To be part of the movement and part of the growing
Part of beginning to understand

Aye, Calypso, the places you’ve been to
The things that you’ve taught us, the stories you tell
Aye, Calypso, I sing to your spirit
The men who have served you so long and so well

Like the dolphin who guides you, you bring us beside you
To light up the darkness and show us the way
For though we are strangers in your silent world
To live on the land we must learn from the sea
To be true as the tide and free as the wind swell
Joyful and loving in letting it be

Aye, Calypso, the places you’ve been to
The things that you’ve shown us, the stories you tell
Aye, Calypso, I sing to your spirit
The men who have served you so long and so well

Calypso by John Denver

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About Sustainability

What keeps you warm in winter?

Of course it’s about wearing layers, silks and wool. Sheep help us do just that. Wool is a very important part of a thriving in winter. Think of Swansea Wales like a watershed; an area of land that drains collected water to a common outlet. Thus creating sediment, land and crop bringing benefit to those who live here allowing flocks and humans to thrive in abundance.

When you come to Swansea, you will not only notice the rain, and ocean, bays, beaches and tides, but you will notice the sheep in the landscape; bringing sustainability be it fibre, water, energy, food and life.

Sustainable to me means awareness and it is the first step in seeing what’s around you in a different way; as an organically-formed and interconnected system based on natural resources and economic activity that are unique to a particular place.

Honouring that system validates traditional livelihoods and gives rise to innovative ones, especially when combined with influences from elsewhere. Rain, land and water in abundance.

That’s where sustainability comes in: a local economy regenerating itself, with citizens working together in practical and imaginative ways to look after their natural assets and rethink ways to keep us warm, clothed, fed and fulfilled.

Personally, I love sheep; my face still lights up at the feel of a second-hand wool jumper in a charity shop or a new one at Christmas.

Wool is a necessity here; sheep and land and water generated the hat and scarf..,and a cashmere jumper is to timeless I and imagine its coziness over many years to come.

Thank you (Diolch) w. for reading.