Monthly Archives: March 2015


On Gardens and Growing

I am an impatient gardener. I planted some seeds from the Target dollar aisle in little planters on my porch last weekend. The information that came with them said that most of these seeds should start to sprout within 7-14 days. So for the past week, I have dutifully watered them and brought them inside […]


I’ll Wait, Too.

We learned about signs of spring today, because it’s 72 degrees and the forsythia is suddenly in full bloom. We read books about spring and wrote about how spring is different than winter and went outside to touch the new buds on the trees. “In winter,” I explained, “all the trees look like they’re dead, […]


Like a Cardinal on a Grey Day

When people ask me what I like to do for fun, I usually say I like to run. This is laughable to people who actually know me, because usually I like TV on the couch more than I like to run, which means that I rarely actually go for a run. Sometimes it’s a problem […]


You Cannot Forget to Live

“…I don’t know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields, which is what I have been doing all day. Tell me, what else should […]


When the Ice Melts

It’s March 5 and it’s snowed more than one inch in Nashville for the first time in four years. It feels like the winter will never end. Last weekend, I talked to a dear friend about being ready for summer, for hikes and picnics and outdoor concerts and the sun staying out late in the […]