May 15, 2004
Planting flowers is an excellent time to dream, to imagine, not just about the garden I am building, but all sorts of things about your life, the plans, the dreams, however unarticulated they may be. It is like knitting in that way, but harder on the knees. And other body parts. I seem to have more luck with finishing the knitting projects than the gardening. Perhaps because they are smaller and more portable, I can work on them more steadily, rather than so sporadically. The garden demands much larger chunks of time at once. And it gives proportionally more pain.