Beauty and the Garden

An old friend once commented that “it is not my job to create beauty.”    When I heard it, I could not quite process it and  the comment stuck in my mind.  While I was working in the gardens tonight it finally occurred to me: I like creating beauty. In fact, I will even say that I love creating beauty.  This evening I cleared out a weed-overgrown area of my flower beds and I planted begonias – the kind with soft pink flowers and pale green leaves.  I planted them in a half-circle.  In my mind, I was painting colors on the canvas of soil.

Maybe it’s a feminine thing, the deep, inspired love for creating beauty.  I only know that I find such joy in arranging, observing, clearing, adding, and so forth …. until something beautiful appears.

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