"The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there."
- George Bernard Shaw
^ When my heart is heavy or my mind is full, I turn to my garden.
^ Not to stroll daintily among the roses, though I do make time to smell them.
^ Nor to idly pluck petals from a daisy as a means of making choices.
^ What I do is much messier than that.
I shovel heaps of soil into my wheelbarrow
And I move them about, dumping piles here and there.
I pick out the rocks
I pluck out the weeds.
And with my trusty hose, I shoot streams of water to level out the terrain, creating swamps and mud holes in my wake.
Then I smooth over the rumpled surfaces with a deep layer of fresh mulch.
dirty tools rinsed and put away,
weeds swept off to the composting bin,
my muddy feet scrubbed clean,
I'm feeling much, much better.