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I Love to Garden

I Love to Garden

I love gardening. I have acquired hundreds of new garden thoughts; some from a spiritual center, a few from a PBS late night news program, a few more from my favorite movies, and a bunch from books and Facebook friends. So far they are all getting along well together. Many old ideas have died and become fertilizer. No thought is ever entirely lost, not even when it’s plowed under at the end its useful season. Old ideas keep springing up. They grow, blossom and cover acres of my mind. New thoughts are often changed because of how they have been nourished. They change because they have to in order to survive. They change from good to bad, and sometimes change back to good again. It seems that everything in mind is fertile and forever changing. Being a good gardener is important. I watch each season’s crops grow. I feed the seed thoughts I want to see grow. I have learned not to attempt to kill weed thoughts. I have discovered that the ones that thrive are the ones receiving the most love and attention. I know that I must tend my garden daily. My neighbor’s gardens are close to mine, and don’t belong to me. I remember when I was younger and thinking that the reason my garden was small was because all the land for gardening had already been taken. I remember thinking my job was to work on other people’s gardens to improve my own. One day I realized my garden had thousands of undiscovered acres. Since that time I have mostly given up trying to tend other people’s gardens.

Bob Luckin ©
18 Nov. 2013