This week has been full of emotions and proof that life is delicate. The Grandma I said farewell to on Wednesday led a full life of 90 years. The children and adults who were wounded or lost their lives this week in a shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut and a mall in Portland, Oregon and a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama did not get the same opportunity.
I think of the garden and how it needs attention and care or only weeds will grow. We forget how impressionable the mind is and how we should pay more attention. How there is potential for so much beauty and sustenance if we only make the time to tend to one another.