Welcome to 'Perfection...More or Less' where the comings and goings of life at little fourth acre gardens is presented in an evolving collection of short stories reflecting the ups and downs of a place where time refuses to stand still. Marching to a different drummer, we definitely stand out in an otherwise repetitious landscape of manicured lawns and orderly garden beds. We strive to duplicate mother nature, and even though our small place on this earth is just a 1/4 acre plot in the suburbs, we managed to keep a well-balance system going. I hope you will enjoy these true tales spiced with humor as I create them for your enjoyment, and perhaps they will entice you to become a follower of 'Perfection...More or Less'.
We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking
if mankind is to survive.
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony
with human ambition.
If all mankind were to disappear,
the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium
that existed ten thousand years ago.
If insects were to vanish,
the environment would collapse into chaos.
Don"t blow it - good planets are hard to find.
-Quoted in Time
Man must feel the earth to know himself and recognize his values...
God made life simple. It is man who complicates it.
-Charles A. Lindbergh
"The world is a nice place and worth fighting for."
There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man
than the way in which they can build and yet
leave a landscape as it was before.
-Robert Lynd, The Blue Lion and Other Essays
When one tugs at a single thing in nature,
He finds it attached to the rest of the world.
"In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create,
but by what we refuse to destroy."
The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart away from nature
becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things
soon led to lack of respect for humans too.
-Chief Luther Standing Bear