Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dig: Get a Wiff of the Earth that Grows Us

Early this evening I found myself surrounded by shovels, trowels, and mini dump trucks. I was elbow deep in the dirt and earthworms digging up the lawn to plant flowers. I don't know what possessed me.  Maybe shower of fall's chrysanthemums colors? Maybe the hours spent digging in the Nebraska sand as a child? Who knows! What I do know is that the smell of the earth draws me in and forever holds grass and dirt stains on the knees of my jeans.

Tonight allow yourself to enter your favorite childhood activity and savor its adult comforts. What did you learn? What did you remembered that you may have forgotten?