What would you leave behind
If you could only choose three things?
would it be gold, jewelery or some such like?
or some of the more mundane things.
Image that you will be on an isolated island
what three things would serve you best?
would it be clothes, cooking utensils and bedding?
all of the above could be of great use.
For me I would take my dogs, large piece of canvas
and lastly I would take music, that I could not do without
my dogs for company and to hunt for the table
the canvas would help fashion a shelter for us all.
The rest would come with time and hard work
the sea would supply a great variety of food
rich soil to till and grow crops of wheat and corn
fruit trees to gather plums, oranges and mangoes
Plenty of wood to gather for fires to cook on
I would dig a pit and place rocks in there
with a nice flat stone to seal it, let it burn down
and hey presto you have an oven in which to bake
Sit back and relax with some coconut wine
until the food is ready, tuck in and enjoy
the fruits of your labor as you enjoy some music
and watch the sunset as dusk falls
So when you stop and think on what to take
just remember that nature supplies us
with most of what we need, think deep and hard
before you decide trappings of life versus nature