KCDC on BOLD JOURNEY

KCDC on BOLD JOURNEY

When Nina from Bold Journey got in touch with me the very first time, I wasn’t able to understand how she could be interested in me, and I am grateful for her patience.

Bold Journey is a site basically about storytelling.

They tell about themselves like this:
every problem or dilemma we face has been faced by countless others in the past, and so we wanted to create a place where we could discuss these challenges: finding a way to thrive after a divorce, recovering after a layoff, overcoming imposter syndrome, or developing the ability to ignore haters.

Living life with courage means exposing oneself to all kinds of risks: risk of loss, risk of criticism and judgment, risk of mental, emotional or physical distress.

No wonder many of us have been taught not to live courageously, not to take risks, not to push ourselves to reach our highest potential.

In our view, one of the best ways to meet these challenges is to learn from the stories and experiences of others.

We think it is absurd that, after thousands of years of human civilization, it is still so difficult to find stories related to the problems one may face at any given time.

Our mission is to create a space where we can all learn from each other.

We believe that the stories, experiences and insights of our neighbors, friends and peers are worth more than all the wealth in the world, because these stories are the most relevant and authentic sources of wisdom.

Our love for the storytelling format stems from the founding of VoyageLA nearly a decade ago, where we ask people to share the story of their lives and how they got to where they are today.

As we have expanded to cities across the country, we have been struck by the realization that there are so many lessons that one person can learn from another.

Now that you’ve read, you too may be wondering how it is that they reached out to me.

Yet, here you find KCDC

Thefirst question: “where do you get your resilence from?”

Resilience.

Resiliènza  s. f. [der. of resilient]. –
1. In materials technology, the resistance to failure under dynamic stress, determined by appropriate impact test: r. test; r. value, the inverse of which is the brittleness index.
2. In yarn and fabric technology, the aptitude of these to resume, after deformation, their original appearance.
3. In psychology, the ability to react in the face of trauma, difficulty, etc.

That’s why I liked the image with the Dandelion: crushed in the middle of the tiles found in the “escape” its living space.


And you, where did you get your resilience from?

DANDELION COFFEE

DANDELION COFFEE

My aunt of Belluno origins: from Mel to be precise, who always has excellent advice in store regarding the use of herbs or fruits, sent me this video

Hats off to The Guardian of the Wood Ferruccio Féro Valentino, and admiration for Tuenno, the Tovel Valley and the Non Valley.

Obviously my attention went to coffee made with dandelion roots.

Have you ever drank dandelion coffee?
Could you prepare it?

I know that the uses of dandelion are many, but I immediately associate it with the blow

Its little Ether Hood
Doth sit upon its Head
The millinery supple
Of the sagacious God
Till when it slip away
A nothing at a time
And Dandelion’s Drama
Expires in a stem.
Emily Dickinson

Emily reveals the drama yet I find myself rethinking the playful aspect that the Dandelion gave me in childhood, when the slip away was yet to come.

Have you ever run in a meadow like this?

The Dandelion’s pallid tube
Astonishes the Grass,
And Winter instantly becomes
An infinite Alas
The tube uplifts a signal Bud
And then a shouting Flower,
The Proclamation of the Suns
That sepulture is o’er.
Emily Dickinson

The Proclamation of the Suns.

These “suns” give us color, hope, apparently coffee too, and then what?

Do you know other ways to use dandelion?
Or can you use other wild herbs in some kind of preparation?

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