Interstices – The Potent Space between Intentions and Outcomes

Carol A. Hand

When a seed, bulb or idea is planted

deep beneath the surface, unseen

it’s not easy to predict if it will ever blossom

Care and patience are essential

but they’re not always enough


Hopefully – a Hyacinth…


Engaging in the process of creating possibilities

through one’s everyday thoughts and actions

is a celebratory act of great courage

especially in times of darkness and repression


Kale and Broccoli Babies


Positive changes won’t happen

If no one is willing to risk the uncertainty of failure

and practice the patience and tenacity of stewardship

in the interstices between







I’m grateful for the left-over seeds and bulbs from last year that have germinated so far, for the friends who gave me encouraging feedback on Part I of my edited book manuscript, and for the students in yesterday’s class who had tears in their eyes and applauded when I read a difficult passage I was struggling with from Part II.


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  1. Every moment is a new beginning and seeds never have gone to school. As your book develops leaves do form …….. continue to rake them.

    Tubularsock wishes you much success with your daunting task.

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    1. Dear Rosaliene, thank you for your lovely comments. I admit that it will be hard waiting for the time when outside gardening is possible here. But the plants growing inside are a powerful reminder of the resilience of life even under less than ideal conditions. ❤

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