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As long as I can garden, I will garden.

When I garden I remember that I first I wanted to be THE flower.  Above ground.  Beautiful. Ever blooming….forced blooming….so hard to force the blooming.

Even gardening does grow.  When one no longer wants to be THE flower one BECOMES a gardener.

When one becomes a gardener, one longs to garden.

As long as I can garden, I will garden.

Helicoptering over roses diminishes thorny and unnecessary intrusions into my teenager’s lives.

As long as I can garden, I will garden.

The dreaded and cathartic act of pruning may satisfy anxiety that volunteers to aggression.

A matrix of relationships then managed not by sharpened shears but by honed, trellis-like communication.

As long as I can garden, I will garden.

Planting fresh plants, spreading insulating mulch brings thoughts of my wedding day.

Each season welcomes the gentle turning of the soul’s soil to begin something new. Gentle watering more powerful than the deluge. Weeding….weeding….weeding without apology or blame.

As long as I can garden, I will garden.

Compost takes time… a combination of nitrogen and carbon, moisture and heat.  Twirling the compost…..whirling the essence of my efforts.  The promise becomes salient…. A blessed breakdown for other gardens.

As long as I can garden, I will garden….and dream of being turned and tilled into the soil of your soul.

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