Sunday, September 7, 2014

Away and home and garden bounty . . .


My husband and I have been away for a few days
returning to a place where we'd worked and lived for eight years
and although it was pure joy to be there
and be among so many old friends
I came away feeling dizzy
from such immersion
in a former life.
. . .
As soon as I got home
I went to the garden
to pick the newly-ripened produce
so crisp and green and red and new.
. . .
I needed to do that
I don't know why
but
 it steadied me.

. . .

Hmm.

xx


11 comments:

  1. "such immersion in a former life . . ." I love how that reverberates and says so much.

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  2. I'll bet I know where you went. It looks to me like your garden is producing some fine salad makings.

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  3. Glad to be back to all kinds of roots?.. :o)

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  4. Ya! Quite a respite, I bet, from the evil New York Thruway tolls. Made a batch of homemade tomato soup to try to cut into a bountiful tomato crop this year. These look delicious!

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  5. Sounds like a nice balance, coming back from joyful visits to old friends to the grounding energy of your garden & present home...Very pretty, those vegetables...

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  6. I think your home is very happy to have you back. Look at all of those beautiful vegetables she's been saving for you!

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  7. Maybe we are more like the plants in our garden than we think we are, except our roots—our lifelines—extend in many directions.

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  8. I needed this poem today... I have the opposite. I'm so immersed in new things it's making me dizzy. Maybe I can go look at some old letters and I'll feel steadied.

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