Yesterday I helped build a mud brick rocket stove at the community garden which is situated at Access Community Group in Corrimal. We used the mud that I was immersed in before Christmas last year
After our mudstomp last year we put our homogenised mixture of sand and clay in plastic bins and bags to use for another day and yesterday was that other day.
First we got rocks and formed a basic frame
Once the structure was complete we then got to decorate our stove with smashed tiles. There was much deep conversation while we engaged in creativity.
Mud is fun, creative and practical
Today I heard a statement that annoyed the crap out of me.
“This area needs a kick arse park where we can sip our latte’s…blah blah blah blah”
Why did it annoy me? Because it was the tune of an entitled, unsatisfied, ungrateful and unimaginative parent of today’s disconnection with what really matters in life.
Are you serious??
She would rather use up her petrol going out-of-town so that her precious mites can play on equipment while she gets to sip her latte while checking her social media on her phone….and yes, she complained that she has to use soooooo much petrol just to get to a kick arse park where the community can grow and be wonderful.
Oh dear, poor us with our below average parks that are right near our beaches and stunning trees but at least they are close to cafe’s where latte’s can be purchased. Oh dear, we are so under privileged with our third world parks that we are missing out on families being able to build community. Gosh, what ever are we to do????
Lets face it, the only way that community is going to be built is if the council get serious about building a kick arse park where latte’s are on tap. Oh and of course how dare the council waste money on art projects that have no worth when that money could have gone to the real needs of the community……on a kick arse park with readily available latte’s.
Oh and by the way, this is the unacceptable park that can never be kick arse in a world where people think that everything should be done for them.
As for me, this is more than kick arse……this is paradise.