Sunday, March 30, 2014

Gardening in the snow

There is only one logical thing to do when it's springtime, but the garden is still frozen and the snow is still falling.

You plant seeds.  One seed for each cell of an empty egg carton: celery, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, ground cherries, marigolds, eggplant.

We make a place for birds to sing/ in time to come -Wendell Berry

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Flesh is Weak

Mom said, "Kiddo, it's time to get dressed."

After Mom left the room, he mumbled, "No, I don't think I will."
Dad asked, "What did you say?"
"I wasn't talking to you.  I was just talking to my brain.  It's trying to tell me what to do, and I'm trying to tell it I don't want to."
"Oh? What was your brain telling you to do?"
"It was telling me that I should listen to my mom, but I'm trying to tell it I don't want to."
"Maybe your brain is trying to tell you that because it's a good idea."
"No, sometimes it just says weird things like that.  Like sometimes, when I'm playing on the little computer,* it tells me that it's too loud and it's hurting my ears, and I should turn the volume down.  But I'm afraid if I do that, then I wouldn't hear what Vee* was telling me to do, so I try to tell my brain that I'm not going to turn the volume down."
"Maybe sometimes you could try meet your brain halfway?"

*Our Kindle
*The talking street lamp from Chuggingtons