Thursday, April 24, 2008

a poem in shades of green

There are small spaces in our garden where the plants grow together in such perfect synchronicity that they seem like they have been there forever. When I look at the creeping thyme and hens and chickens growing together in our rock garden, I have the same feeling I get when I complete a painting just the way I like it, or when I find just the right words to describe something in my writing. I like to think of these tiny spaces as living poems, and though the photograph doesn't come close to capturing the essence of this garden space, I feel like these are the kinds of things I'm looking for, these tiny spaces and moments in life where I feel completely in tune with my surroundings, however small.

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