Most of the comments that come up in my Facebook Feed for The Last Leaf Gardener’s FB Page @ http://on.fb.me/vvmjB0 , have to do with folks who “can’t wait for spring,” and, I also hear this from many of my friends as well as from people I meet in passing!
I continue to find these comments disturbing and even stressful!
We still have (including today), FIVE days left in February (as it is Leap Year).
AND, then, we have TWENTY-ONE days until spring “officially” begins!
Why does anyone want to rush the time we have on this earth? When it’s summer, I hear news of Christmas prep; when it’s Christmas, I hear news of summer travel plans, please, please SLOW DOWN.
As the song* says:
“Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin’ groovy.
Ba da, Ba da, Ba da, Ba da…Feelin’ Groovy.
What cha knowin’?
I’ve come to watch your flowers growin’.
Ain’t cha got no rhymes for me?
Feelin’ groovy … “
*These lyrics are from Simon and Garfunkel’s, golden oldie known as “Feelin’ Groovy, The Fifty-Ninth Street Bridge Song,” which I have referenced in a blog post @ http://bit.ly/zst2VJ , however, I include the lyrics here today, as I cannot stress enough, the importance of living in the now: the “traditional” in-between growing seasons time (at least in NYC where I live and have an urban terrace garden where I grow 80+ things).
For, if I had not been living in the now, I would have missed countless moments in my garden, as evidenced by the images accompanying this narrative. They reflect only a minute portion of the wonderful experiences I have when I “slow down” and “make the morning last”!