May 14, 2010

Spring growth

"Walk lightly upon the earth and live with loving-kindness in your heart," Buddhist teaching.

Spring is a wonderful time to watch the unfolding of earth with all her emerging plants, blooms and grasses. My second planting of lettuce is coming up in our greenhouse (first planting froze). In our recent travels it was fun to see the different stages of spring across this continent. The seasons of life can serve to teach us metaphorically about life. So, in spring what are the new beginnings? This may be hard in living with dementia, as it is essentially and closing down. In what way can I rephrase this disease process with beginnings instead of with endings?

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