Saturday, October 10, 2009

Proust quote

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
- Marcel Proust

While I'm not crazy about many of his quotes, today this resonated with me. I am so grateful to those who make me happy - dear friends who care beyond measure, who are there in hard times and good, with whom silence is as comfortable as conversation... They fill my soul with love and warmth, and their support is a valuable gift.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Fall bounty!

Andy & Yuko's pepper plant looks like a bell pepper Christmas tree! It's loaded! Tomatoes are still ripening, the Asian pears are crunchy delicious, and even the raspberries have made a second appearance. The grapes are juicy and sweet, and lettuces are taking hold.

What an amazing thing a garden is. Plant a seed, and something grows. Of course there's more to it, but in some ways, it really is that simple.

Signs of life... I feel, in some ways, like I'm finally coming back to life. I can breathe.