For the last ten years I have been calling an ugly spot on the side of
our house The Zen Garden because every day I would go stand in it and
ponder what it was to be. It's a rectangular space with a cool tree in
the corner and I can see it from our dining area window. On the ground
was a weird patch of grass that was sort of phallic and some dead
plants. There used to be a pretty clematis covered arch thing and cute
white fence but the Year Of The Termite ruined that and the gazebo we
used to have in another part of the garden (now The Rose Garden).
Last week when we were at the doctor's with mom waiting for the doctor to come in, I picked up an issue of Sunset magazine and started flipping through it. And then I saw IT~ the inspiration for The Zen Garden. Hold on to your hats, it was an actual Zen inspired garden in the same sort of setting as my Zen garden! So, I stole the magazine. It was an old issue that looked read a thousand times. I'll bring a new one back next week. Anyway, my husband is unemployed and money is tight so it seems like the perfect time to grow something, right? Gardening is good for the soul, or so they say. Dustin has been doing all the work himself and I help by pointing at stuff, reminding him to wear sunscreen, and by making him chicken salad sandwiches for lunch. I am pretty sure I got the better end of the bargain.
We should have the tile installed by Friday and then we'll let Ignacio work his magic. I know better than to plant things myself. I'll do the part that involves sitting and meditating.
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