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Nothing is original

I love this quote.

Jelloware

I love this idea from the design team The Way We See The World – drinking “glasses” made of agar-agar (which is gelatin but from seaweed).

From the website:

Jelloware re-imagines the concept of drinking, and imparts a new experience in the way it feels, tastes, smells, moves, and is even disposed of. The cups are made entirely out of agar agar and cast in different flavors, such as lemon-basil, ginger-mint, or rosemary-beet, each specifically designed to compliment a corresponding drink.  Jelloware is meant to be thrown into the grass after it is used, as agar agar is a seaweed extract and actually nurtures the growth of plants.

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The Idea

I know.  It’s odd to call a blog “The Compost Pile” if it is not  your intention to write about gardening. And that isn’t my intention. While I love gardening, I’m not ready to make an entire blog out of it. I want to use this space as a more metaphoric compost pile.  It’s a place where I can dump all my ideas and the stuff I’m doing and the bits and pieces of my life that don’t seem to fit other places.  I’ve been wanting to do a “Thing-a-day” blog for a while now and I just can’t seem to find a unifying theme.  So I’ve decided that my theme is going to be my lack thereof. The idea is to put all this stuff in one place and see what comes out of it.  As with a real compost pile, all of these things on their own would just rot and never really become anything else.  But when you put all the little odds and ends together into a pile and tend them and turn them over, you end up with something really rich and useful.  It becomes the starting point for new growth.

My goal is to put something here every week day (I’ve tried the everyday thing before and it was always the weekends that messed me up…).  It could be something I’m working on, an idea I liked, a book I’m reading, a thing I heard someone say, a photograph I took, or whatever other bits of lovely drift out of my imagination.  I just need a place to put it.  My hope is that all of these things will shape themselves into something greater than what I started with.

I’ve been waiting for a good day to start for a while now.  It finally dawned on me that there is never going to be a “good day” to start.  You just have to do it and that day will become the good day to start.

So here we go!