Monday, February 20, 2012

the sitting rock

I find some of the best places on my walks. This rock was discovered while searching for dead trees to harvest for the stove. I come back to it often and I cant tell you why but I climb up and sit on it. I I swear it calls me! "Come sit on me for a while, until your but gets too cold to bear it". Its remarkably soft from all the moss, like a cushion. although this morning it was wet so now I have a remembrance  on the seat of my pants.

I was a climber as a kid, have the scars to prove it so its hard for me to pass by something as beautiful as this and not want to be all over it.

Today peppers, eggplant and more tomato seeds will be started. New beginnings, new lives taking root. Lives to be nurtured and loved and then their fruit in return to nurture in multitude. This is the way.

I'm calling this rock my four sisters rock.

Another Thich Nhan Hanh quote “The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive."


Cindy said...

I envy you the sitting rock. What a lovely place to visit on walks.

Marie Wreath said...

I can just imagine the mossy cushion... and I love that quote too. Exactly how I have always felt! Thank you for sharing. Good luck with your seed starting, and enjoy your Stillwater trip!! xo