Friday, September 29, 2017

“We must learn to acknowledge that the creation is full of mystery; we will never entirely understand it. We must abandon arrogance and stand in awe. We must recover the sense of the majesty of creation, and the ability to be worshipful in its presence. For I do not doubt that it is only on the condition of humility and reverence before the world that our species will be able to remain in it.”

~ Wendell Berry, The Long-Legged House

Busy. Tending to this; tending to that. Getting things done.

Then, bristling, and wrestling against those mundane but must-do things I stop. I go outside. I sit on the grass in front of my front flower bed, in awe of creation but far more of the Creator.

At peace.

Later, I am in someone’s backyard and garden envy comes upon me. I feel it even now in this early morning when it’s still dark and the day has not yet come.

Today we will shed the mountains and I will breathe deep when I stand on the prairie. A respite of sorts. Busy of another kind.

I will take the gardens with me in that quiet place I will return to in my thoughts. Even as I store up new memories in ordinary moments that are, of course, never ordinary I will stand in awe.

With gratitude.



I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Hello Linda,
    This is not a comment on your current blog. I entered my email address so I could receive your blogs. When I confirmed it through the email I received, there was a message. The message indicated that I could not received your blogs because I do not have an account with Word Press. Why do I need an account to received your blogs to my email?
    Thank you.
    Charlotte Wlodkowski

    1. Hi Charlotte,
      Thank you for your comment and for reading my blog. You do not need to have a WordPress account in order to subscribe to receive blogs by email. When you get the confirmation email if you click “Confirm Follow” that should be all you need to do.

  2. Garden envy – I have that sometimes, as I have no garden at all. I would love to have a garden, flowers and veggies.

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