Monday, April 11, 2011

Planting red geranium seeds. When life is so sad, plant seeds.

While I plant red geranium seeds, should I be doing/planting something else?

Shouldn't I be writing letters to Congress? Getting informed about issues? Shouldn't I be thinking of how to help others? Natural gas fracturing.  Suicide in the Armed Forces. Monsanto and GM seeds? Birthday presents for young relatives? Brushing my pets? No.

No. I decided the world would not end if I planted red geranium seeds. I am taking a stand for red geraniums and purple dragon carrots. May the dead soldiers forgive my need to get my hands in the dirt. When life is so sad, I need to plant. I need to get back to something that grows and fills my mind with life not worries.

Like the book says all I ever needed to know I learned in kindergarten.  For example, take turns. It is my turn-to help something grow from seed and rose geranium oil repels mosquitoes.



2 comments:

forestwalk/laura k said...

Jean, what a beautiful post...really!
just the idea of planting seeds...to start the growth of something new...amidst all the tragedy and troubles in the world...

thankyou thankyou! ((and i love that 'time lapse'geranium you chose for your post! perfect!))
have a great day.

Jean said...

In the garden I take on nature's perspective in many ways...