Tuesday, May 27, 2008

small wonder

I picked up Barbara Kingsolver's book Small Wonder while in Santa Fe. I am eating it up. Most of the essays in the book were written right after 9/11, but are just as relevant almost seven years later. Makes me realize how much hasn't changed since those months following September, 2001. Some of my favorite essays have to do with a sense of place and nature and how we are losing touch with both.

I am starting a vegetable garden in the backyard. Nothing fancy. But it makes me so happy to know that we can watch things grow in the backyard and get in touch with what we really need. Watching it grow from nothing to something that we can put on our table. A small wonder.

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