I love to garden almost more than I love to write. But since we decided to put our house on the market I have done basically nothing in my yard. Why should I invest more into it when I'm (hopefully!) going to leave it to someone else soon? So this sense of peace I have found while gardening, I have enjoyed to the fullest. I love the grubby way my gloves feel, my dirty feet, the sense of accomplishment I am experiencing. This is the feeling I crave and love when I write as well, and though I have been doing a bit of writing, nothing like what I usually do has been done and I have felt like I've let myself down. Until I get in the yard. Then everything goes away, just like it does when I'm writing. When I write I am also creating, cleaning up and planting new things while taking care of what is already there.
Writing and gardening. To me they go hand in hand in feeding my soul...
|A happy flower from my daughter's Ohio garden!|
JULY 6 QUESTION: What's the best thing someone has ever said about your writing?The best thing someone has ever said about my writing is that they couldn't put the book down!
The awesome co-hosts for the July 6 posting of the IWSG are Yolanda Renee, Tyrean Martinson, Madeline Mora-Summonte , LK Hill, Rachna Chhabria, and JA Scott!
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