Monday, October 20, 2008

...closing time

CLOSING TIME (Semisonic/Matchbox 20)
One last call...

After Saturday's frost, it indeed was 'Closing Time' for the garden! Monday proved to be a likely candidate with crisp blue skies, sunshine and a whopping... 60 degrees! It is always a sad time for me! Time for you to go... There is some degree of solace in trimming back the herb bed though. Some die-hard gardeners would scold me for always wearing gloves in the garden (I can't help it that I have wimpy hands and LOTS of Roses!). I DO work in my herbies without gloves on though. The smells! The feel of the leaves! With a bowl at my side for snippings of the green growies to be dried, I made it through the entire Herb Bed - chives, parsley, oregano, mint, lemon balm, tarragon, horehound, marjoram, basil - all gone. ...move it to the exits

I find working in the garden is a perfect time to gather my thoughts, and Monday was no exception. OCT. 21 is a very significant date on my calendar, and today is the Ten Year mark. It's not something me and my 'circle of friends/family' often discuss, but it is always right under the surface. 10-21-98: I was a designer climbing the 'professional' ladder. On my way home from a job, my little Cavalier was hit on the driver's side by a Moving Truck that ran a red light. Coma... TBI... yadda, yadda. I'm told that the SAMANTHA WHO tv show is more accurate than most of my family/friends would like to remember - in regards to the memory loss - luckily mine only spanned a couple of weeks prior! It's been a long haul, but I've come a long way, and started CHAPTER 2 in my life!! Sure there is some residue that I (and my family/friends) have just had to learn to deal with & compensate for ( double vision, chronic fatigue, tremors, etc...) - but at least they aren't wiping the drool off my chin anymore!! (a longstanding joke that I will probably never live down!!). As the ZEN / YOGA saying goes... "When you fight for your limitations, your reward is that you get to keep them!" I am just thankful for my family/friends who gave me the will/strength to fight AGAINST my limitations!!

Closing time

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end


Shara said...

I was wondering if you would share this story on your blog. I think the terrible awful thing that happened to you explains your love of life, your love of nature and seeing beauty where other people may not. Fall leaves, sea glass, flowers - all miracles within themselves. Just like you! I am so glad you are here so I have had the wonderful opportunity to have gotten to know you.

Yard Sale Princess said...

Just wanted to let you know that I have a new post. I miss your visits.

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