Monday, April 28, 2008
We Gardeners, A Passionate Lot
Have you ever known a gardener with a glass half empty attitude? People who garden tend to see beyond the day to day obstacles in life. They see things from a different perspective. They are often in awe of the beautiful growth around them.
I once believed that I was an obsessional gardener. The thought of my favorite past time being an obsession carried with it a bit of a negative connotation and left me with a pang of guilt whenever I participated in my much loved obsessional gardening activities. Perhaps I should be doing something more constructive, like housework.
I soon came to realize however that the term "obsessional"was not the right word to describe the way I felt about my gardening. It was much more than the need to participate in an activity over and over again. The feeling was more one of passion, of excitement, of anticipation in participating in this wondrous activity. I am now a guilt free gardener, enjoying every minute of this wonderful passionate feeling:).