Steve salutes the Stone Soup crew’s first year in the garden and TRUCE activity on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 4th:
Time spent in the garden; is so transcendental. The rush of Greens and other ” Disney”
colors transporting our Spirits and emotions away from concerns outside the gates.
There is a change in one’s attention to Time; which consumes you. It becomes so easy, and often pleasurable, to forget the life and concerns we have to contend with once we leave the garden’s embrace. But for a time, with each visit; we are able to just Be; another pretty part of Nature: to halt the drives for possession and survival; and be possessed by the wonder and beauty of the natural Order.
We become refreshed for the struggle’s, we each have, to reface. But, better than a drink, or drug, or laughter at some one’s expense: regular doses of the garden; are good for recharging our stressed urban psyches. Only music and artwork rank with garden time for therapeutic value and delight.
… And with any Luck;
our Carrie McCracken TRUCE Garden will. soon, have those elements included.
There is always some new challenge for improvement with gardeing. And, at each juncture; with this garden, someone has stepped forward with the needed knowledge, effort, or contribution. I really Love being part of this ” Stone Soup” crew.
Today marks one year since I received access to the garden; in the form of a key.So; I wanted to send word of my Thankfulness for, and to, those of you who joined with me to become a force for the third resurrection of this community space.
You all, have made my boast about the capacity of this community to come together and better manage this resource; come True. At least, up to this point.
We have climbed a mountain. Now we have to descend into the Valley and possess the Land and its Bounty.
So on this my Garden Anniversary; I gratefully thank you for your past support and ask: As I invited you to be; not just members; but Leaders in this:that you all actively recruit and extend the challenge: to the next wave of community leaders for this effort. We have more to grow!!! We don’t need more passengers on this lifeboat. We need more people who row.
On August 4th there will be ceremonial return of TRUCE to the garden. I hope you come by that day; key in hand, to welcome them and let them meet the people who redeemed their pledge to keep Mrs. McCracken’s garden alive.
Love, Peace, and Justice