Beautiful words. It was a Creational day here too except in a another way as it is finally raining. A soft still persistent rain when you can still walk out through the garden in sandles and feel the water slip in under your feet. When the rain drops on you head and back and back and it feels so refreshing. It is giving us here a time to catch our breath in relief for the plants and the earth to drink deeply. Just walking around the garden there are little pools of water in all sorts of places that you don't otherwise notice. Huge 5 carat diamomds sitting in the nasturtium leaves. So in the relef of rain there is a sense of time and place and momentary peace.
But time for everyone to get back to the business of living and the distractions of external life, like television, work, driving home in the rain and all that "real" life and all it entails and those moments are soon forgotten.
Yes, I have experienced just those things you have described maybe not a pepper tree but abandoned vegetable gardens in derelict homesteads with the fruit trees still producing amongst the bramble. And yes you don't mind getting scratched or stuck with thorns to get at the bounty. What a pleasure and joy it is to eat what you have picked straight away all warm and juicy and delicious, then filling up your shirt with as much as you can carry home.
How far "civilization" has brought us far away from that reality of the simplicity of living and what we really need to eat in one day to sustain.
Yes the rain does fall on the everyone and perhaps someones may look upon me as a thorn amongst the lilies. So it is up to me then what plants i seed and how I cultivate them isn't it
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