April 5, 2016
Working in the garden when you're not feeling well
As someone who has spent a LOT of time recovering from some illness, or injury, I like working in the garden when I'm not feeling well.
Somehow it appeals to me more than rearranging my stamp collection (no, I don't have a stamp collection) or doing all of those things that people recommend when you're not quite sick, or injured, enough to be in bed, but not quite well, either. And I suppose it has to do with how much effect can be obtained in the garden with such little effort.
I like planting things. I like preparing a tiny part of planet earth, planting something, and watching it grow. Mine is a garden of puttering, or "futzing".
I'm experimenting mostly, and most of my experiments have failed. But I just plant something else, and hope for the best. The effect over twenty years has been pleasing. My memory for my failures is poor, and I focus on what's in front of me, or what I have planned.
My garden is good medicine for me.
Posted by Brad Hall