Echoes of Love October 8, 2011 by Shiva Rose Echoes of Love October 8, 2011 I was knocked down by the flu last week. I really feel the raw milk has kept my immune system strong, and since now it has been tougher to acquire the Amish raw milk, I am more susceptible to these tough flu bugs. Due to an auto immune issue, the rare times I do get sick my joints get inflamed. The pain was intense but temporary. I still can't get health insurance so I used the old fashioned ways of healing. My sweet friend Jena brought over chicken soup, and my friend Caroline made a healing stew. I feel so blessed to have friends around me. In this week's blog I jokingly mention how I'd like to be a part of the Amish. They really are the happiest because of the community around them. I feel like maybe we are finally waking up to what we need. There are echos of Occupy Wall Street reverberating around our country. Recently I got an email from the mother of a young girl I had worked with on a commercial about 7 years. I had befriended the young girl and she ended up spending some time with my older daughter and I. The mother, Christine, wrote to me to tell me that at the time her and her six children were homeless though I never knew it. She wrote about how much they enjoyed being with us in our home back then. She had managed to keep her children well fed, well groomed, well mannered and loved through out those years without a home or a partner. She did it all with imaginary games and make believe so the children had a sense that they were on a wild adventure. They now are going to college and thriving in the world. The system in place right now is not working for the 99%, and I really believe we are the verge of a new world. This week I am in love with Echo Park! Tavin is my most favorite jewel of a store that reminds me of who I am. Cook Book is delicious, Eau de Una divine, and on top of all that Caroline Fitzgerald is healing women so they can carry the love . . .