“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers which could not be given to you now because you would not be able to live them–and the point is to live everything. Live the questions now, perhaps then someday far in the future you will gradually without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”
– Rainer Maria Rilke
This week has been a flurry of busy-ness. Thank you to all for your kind comments and personal email messages. I am in the midst of many projects right now, including plans for summer research, reorganizing my home to accommodate for various recent acquisitions (i.e. we have some comfy upholstered furniture now that warranted a wholesale re-thinking of our LR space), and I’ve been reading and acting on the advice of Plenty–even to the point of nearing a full-time commitment to eat locally (anyone know of a local wheat source? That’s what’s holding me back right now).
And of course, there’s the garden…this time of year the garden demands so much! I got my cucumbers and more flowers in this week (yay for free flowers from Aunt Suz’s yard!). I discovered from a garden neighbor that many are suffering from a complete lack of pollinating bees–she’s only seen one (ONE!) bee in her plot at all this month. My garden: bees EVERYWHERE. They love love love the lavender and the sage flowers, especially. I am so glad that I made flowers a priority as they will bless my veggies, too. :)
Well, ’nuff of my rambling for now. The garden is beckoning…(and, yes, I will be taking more plant photos for you this weekend–I especially can’t wait to show you the kiddoes’ purple bean teepee. The vines are nearly 4 feet high and it’s such a magical space…)
PS: What questions are you living (a la Rilke)? My question for life right now: “What is it like to live without fear?”