William Rosenzweig 510 words, 53K views, 18 comments
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On Apr 17, 2012David Doane wrote :
The various parallels in the garden metaphor to life and growth and working with people are all valuable. The one that stands out for me is "the gardener's work is a life of care...we nurture, encourage, fertilize - and prune when necessary - while being respectful of the true and wild nature of all things." That is the way of living for me to cultivate in my life and I am sure will blossom into happy results. In reading this piece, I also find myself thinking that in gardening like in living I control the gardening/cultivating that I do --I have no control over the outcome. I can cultivate the soil, persistently care for the plants, nurture, encourage, fertilize, and prune, all of which probably increases the chances of a healthy garden, but there is no guarantee of a beautiful blossom or harvest. Gardening is its own reward -- a beautiful blossom or harvest is another reward that may or may not happen.