Sunday, October 21, 2018
The Winter Garden
Here at the writing retreat, we are served kale every day--kale in the minestrone soup, kale-quinoa salad. It's delicious.
As our bodies deteriorate, and we lose this small function and then that one, we can see more clearly what remains. For my own "winter garden" i've been cultivating calm and acceptance. After all, my happiness does not depend on how I feel.
Cool weather is here. I realize i cannot see or hear as well as i used to. I need reading glasses for everything. I can no longer eavesdrop on nearby conversations.
Nevertheless, my happiness does not depend on how i feel about these situations.
The winter garden is beautiful.
Posted by Cheryl Wilfong at 3:30 AM
Labels: acceptance, annuals, beautiful, calm, feel, frost, happiness, hearing, kale, reading, retreat, salad, soup, winter
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