I know yesterday was Earth Day and all, but today is the day I am finally getting out into my garden to get everything planted! So I am not going to spend too much time on today’s post. I am already way past my usual posting time – but I woke up this morning at 2:30 am questioning the existence of God and couldn’t get back to sleep. Yes – these are the things that wake me up at night. I figure my questioning is due to my frustrations with humanity and not in fact a question about God, but in order for me to reset, I need to spend some time with things that don’t bomb and kill, or judge and scrutinize. I want plants and soil. I need some goodness and purity.
After last week, my emotions need some sunshine and my attitude needs adjusting. The way I plan to go about that is to take an internet break of sorts. Don’t get me wrong – I am more addicted to the Internet than most people, but I am taking a break from reading all the news stories, and comment streams of people screaming about conspiracy theories and racism. While you guys may enjoy my rants – they come from a place of pure exasperation and after the events of last week between Boston and the Senate well, lets just say I would rather play with flowers and vegetables than people for a little bit.
I wrote about my little garden a little while ago and I was anxious to get out into the dirt and start planting – spring wasn’t quite ready to accommodate me, but now it seems we have spring finally and I am going to take advantage of it. I am also having a huge NEED to go find a nice river or stream and just sit and watch the water go by. Sometimes in our world of endless information and righteous causes, I think we need to get back to the things that remain unchanged – like how a plant grows or how water flows. People make things so complicated and confusing and all a seed wants to do is sprout, work it’s way toward the sunlight and thrive.
I think we can learn a pretty good lesson from plants.