Thursday, March 20, 2014

Greeting Spring in the Garden

My sweetie gave me a garden sign for Christmas. It's a quote from Ruth Stout, who became famous as a garden writer in her 50s and was still lecturing in her 90s. Here's a link to her famous video.

The day of the vernal equinox is even (equinox = equal nights), with 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness. The sun rises due east and sets due west.

We aim for evenness, balance in our own actions and perhaps, especially, in our speech. This balance is not a static thing; it's constantly moving--like the sun.

So, we greet spring in our garden, knowing that the next moment will change.

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