Carol A. Hand
There are so many unhealthy things I still do
But I’m learning to trust myself and my heart
Learning to be impatiently patient
To finish what I’ve begun
Even on days when the path is unclear
Photo: An Eager Lilac Waiting to Bloom and a New Garden in Need of Loving Care
An early false spring tempts me to put writing aside
There are old gardens to prepare and a rusting building
Begging to be torn down to make space for new life
But I know there are freezing nights and days to come
Both ending and beginning projects too soon
Photo: A Someday Garden?
My ancestors remind me of ethics as I work today
“Do things when the time is right”
So I write
With an ending insight in sight
Note: These reflections are inspired by making it to the 75 % point in the first draft of my book – 38 chapters, 358 pages. Yes, I’m counting…
I’m grateful for your continuing patience with my inability to keep up with your posts despite my best efforts during breaks and in the wee hours of the night. Even though I can’t often find words to comment during those visits, your work continues to be an inspiration. Chi Miigwetch (Ojibwe thank you very much).
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