Cultivating Your Life Garden

A garden should make you feel you’ve entered privileged space – a place not just set apart but reverberant – and it seems to me that, to achieve this, the gardener must put some kind of twist on the existing landscape, turn its prose into something nearer poetry.  – Michael Pollan

I’m not sure if it’s the influence of my gardening friends, or my love of flowers, or my passion for nature and local farming, or the book I’ve been working on for more than a few years (People Are Like Flowers), but I am deeply drawn to the notion of seeing my life as a garden.

At times unkempt. At times over-run by toxic elements. At times filled with weeds. At times nearly dead. At times bursting with life.

The older we get, the better we are at discerning what nurtures and what destroys life in our garden.  As we gain wisdom, we realize, too, that what we decide to grow is entirely up to us.