Blog #10 Perennial Joy

It may be significant that in the mythical (biblical) Garden of Eden the name of man’s progenitor is “Adam”, which means “: earth” in ancient Hebrew. The expression “Mother Earth” may be a subliminal acknowledgment of our origin. .Ancient rituals and religious worship often centered on agriculture and fertility The worship of Nature, for millennia, led fearful folks to fear that in winter the earth died (except for  the miraculous evergreen trees and plants) only to celebrate its rebirth the following Spring.

There has always been an invisible and uncut umbilical cord between humankind and the soil and planet (note the coincidental similarity between the words “planet” and “plant”.

Most people seek relaxation and escape in natural surroundings (“regain normalcy”). The great poet, William Wordsworth found a religious worship in Nature (pantheism).

P. would earnestly recommend gardening and plant culture (even in a window box or planter) The pleasure of creating and nurturing new plant life often is an assurance of ” continuance ”  and  ” renewal.”  Growing flowers and plants is a perennial source of aesthetic pleasure, and an outlet for spontaneous creativity. It may by extension, even be a wholesome lesson in reproduction, especially for children.

Above all, it is a great joy!

Gardening activities produces happiness; .it is hard to find many people who would be reluctant to increase their joy in life.


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Retired from the practice of law'; former Editor in Chief of Law Review; Phi Beta Kappa; Poet. Essayist Literature Student and enthusiast.

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