Wise Words Wednesday

Gardening is not a rational act. What matters is the immersion of the hands in the earth, that ancient ceremony of which the Pope kissing the tarmac is merely a pallid vestigial remnant. In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.

Margaret Atwood

With this second post under the Wise Words Wednesday flag, I wish you have a nice day! 🙂

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    1. It’s not an all inclusive set of irrationality – not gardening. But if your intent towards the flowers and the earth is just as pure as a gardener’s, then you’re good!

      It can be taken both literal or figurative. I would look at it like a poetic reason for getting muddy, and down in the dirt. Not that I need any when it comes to plants. But it could be true for any activity, if you immerse yourself in it truly, even if you look or smell weird at the end of it- it’s a win.

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      1. Um, yes. I was being a bit flippant, and you’re right on both counts: treating flowers and earth right, and figuratively, immersing yourself completely in an activity are both good … even if you end up smelling weird 🙂

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        1. Haha. I imagined that.

          But then your question really made me think! What of the non-gardeners. It was a thoughtful one. And I think it just defines how quotes can also be good for some people, and just passable for another.
          Thank you, Bea. Once again for making me think wisely.

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