Creative Aging begins on the day of our birth.
We can never be younger, only more creative.
What kinds of gardens have you planted and nurtured throughout life?
Butterfly. Water, and Weeds at Sunset
The image of the butterfly and weeds at sunset is a found garden. Creativity requires new eyes, new ways of seeing; we become explorers, discoverers of quiet beauty not always recognized by others.
Garden by the Sea with Mountains
Perhaps the garden we love most has blossoms on the edge of a lake, and mountains in the distance. The clouds in a sunset sky purple, yellow, pink.
Woodland Paths at Sunset
The garden I loved most as a child was a “found” garden, the woodlands behind our house that stretched for miles. There were trees and brooks, lady slippers and princess pine, trillium and wild strawberries, and interesting stones. I would often wander for hours, sitting on a log, reading, thinking.
What kind of garden are you creating now? The gardens we make in our lives change as we grow older, acquire more wisdom, broaden and deepen our vision.
Each garden has a music of its own. We lost Maya Angelou this week. For her, in difficult times. music was her garden.
” Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the spaces between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”
Added on Monday, June 2: Iris Grace, young artist in her garden on a Monday morning.
Iris Grace in Her Garden