Chemicals chemicals ev-ery-where, some friend, some foe.

And so it begins 1

“May you live all the days of your life.”

~ Jonathan Swift

One of the fantastic thing about humans is how we all experience the world around us in our own unique way.  Even our senses are tuned differently – we’re perceiving the colours of this website differently and probably would do even if we were both looking at exactly the same monitor. My ears “tune in” to the bass lines of music, yours might do so on vocals. I can’t stand the smell or taste of coffee but there’s a good chance you’re one of those crazy folk who think the devil’s drink coffee is wonderful.  You get the idea – the list of differences between us is endless, even before we get to our appearances.

We all live in our own little realities and sometimes you have plenty to talk about but nothing to actually say for yourself.  I have felt like that for a little while, but then… changes.

I’m doing something different to my own life now.  I’m going to prod and poke about my reality. I’m trying to simplify, to be more thrifty.  It won’t be anything Earth shattering, mind, I’m not about to go off grid, build my own cob house or become a hermit (not that there is anything wrong with any of those life choices, just saying).  It’s just little things about the way I live my life on a day to day basis.  I figure if I make changes gradually I am more likely to stick to them.

I’m going to start with “editing” the logistics of being me.  What kind of chemicals I am sticking in and on myself.  Chemicals always seems to be used by the media as bad word, doesn’t it? In reality our bodies “do a lot of science” and have chemicals that they [should] produce (occasionally offensively – I’m looking at you digestive system) and chemicals we absolutely require at certain levels (hello H2O).  I’m not able to do a redesign the human body to require less chemistry (and I don’t want/need to – evolution works!) but I can reduce (or maybe even eliminate in some cases) the unnecessaries that I inflict on it.

This is going to a bit of a combination of an adventure and a magical mystery tour, if anyone out there is reading this you are welcome to join the ride….



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