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Heartwings Love Notes 882 - How Does Your Garden Grow

Heartwings says, "Gardens come and go, yet gardening goes on forever."

Of a recent Saturday, we were out and about checking the yard sales. While Stephen was perusing the items displayed there, I fell into a conversation with the person in charge. She had grown up in Grafton and spoke of how much had changed in the years she had lived here. I agreed. Although we have lived here only thirty years, we too have seen many changes. This got me to thinking about how it was then compared to how it is now.

It is truly said, "The more things change, the more they stay the same." Even though the items in the stores are different, the shops still exist. The garden I began at the first home we lived in in Grafton, has with its various owners undergone many changes, yet in its current form it still exists. I have had many gardens in my life and all of them have evolved in their own ways. Now though I no longer plant, weed and harvest from an actual garden, I still in a certain way tend to one of another kind: my life has become my garden.
Many years ago I had a dream in which I was both a garden and its gardener. This has become a kind of metaphor for how my life has evolved.
Those I love and tend could be said to be similar to plants that grow and thrive as I care for them. Too, over the years of my life like any perennial I have grown. I am my own garden as I care for this body the best I can, though sometimes I neglect it and then like any garden deprived of proper nourishment, I suffer for it.

As once I studied how to make my garden grow at its best, so now I try to learn what best nurtures me and those I tend. At times I weed out what no longer belongs and at times those I have tended outgrow their place and transplant themselves elsewhere. Or like other plants, they outgrow their earthly existence and move on. My life like my garden provides me with wonderful opportunities to learn and grow and I try to take advantage of them. What matters is that I do whatever I can with whatever resources I have to be a good gardener, and that I stay awake and aware to what works best to make my gardens grow.

May you keep what is good and weed out what no longer serves you in the garden of your life.

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Tasha Halpert

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