As we wind down the planting season here in New England and return to the studio to focus on creating next years’ beauty, I thought you might enjoy this garden meditation. A lovely woman at my garden club meeting shared it, and it really resonated with me. I hope it will with you, too. Happy thanksgiving!
Rev. Max Coots
Let us give thanks for a bounty of people.
For children who are our second planting, and though they grow like weeds and the wind too soon blows them away, may they forgive us our cultivation and fondly remember where their roots are.
Let us give thanks;
For generous friends…with hearts…and smiles as bright as their blossoms;
For feisty friends, as tart as apples;
For continuous friends, who, like scallions and cucumbers, keep reminding us that we’ve had them;
For crotchety friends, sour as rhubarb and as indestructible;
For handsome friends, who are as gorgeous as eggplants and as elegant as a row of corn, and the others, as plain as potatoes...