17 April 2012

it's called stacking the deck

What do you do when you don't have time for the beautiful things in your life? When you don't have time to fuss with them and enjoy them like you usually do? Here's my life strategy at the moment: it's called stacking the deck.

You surround yourself with beautiful things so that when you're stumbling around in that blind daze of "I must do twenty things at once" you can't help but trip over something beautiful.

These somethings are usually tiny and fragile: flowers from the garden, seedlings reaching for the sun, chives plants about to explode in purple blossoms, the last days of color on a neighbor's flowering shrub and wicker baskets over-flowing with fiber.

The seeds that I planted three weeks ago are finally pushing up through the earth in my garden. When I catch a moment I like to go out there and poke around. Soon I'll be able to wander out there in the evenings with a glass of wine, but for now I'm grateful for the evidence of all the hidden abundance in my life and the lovely world around me.


  1. thanks! I can see it out my kitchen window every time I top off my tea cup.


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