Sunday, April 19, 2009

Spring has sprung

Some time ago I realized that no matter what season we are actually IN, we are always planning ahead for the next one. Or even two. Right now, with spring erupting all over everything, I am actually stacking wood in the shed for next winter--this is the very green stuff we've been bucking up, and it's the best way I know to actually KNOW how much there is of it. But I am also planning how things will look this summer as to vegetables out there, and will the butterflies come back...

What worked for cleanup in the garden last fall has been noted. By summer I will be ordering the winter's wood with an eye to leftovers for the year to come. Always nice to have a bit set by in case of emergencies.

And of course all winter we are looking at the woodpile as it shrinks and hoping we don't have to dig it out of the snow outside. Oh, we've done that, and it's not pretty.

And after all, isn't that what we do, all the time? Graduation isn't the end, it's the Next Step. Highschool, College, PhD, job, etc etc. Dating leads to relationships and occasionally marriage, and then there's the kids, and here comes graduation again...

Everything, just about, is done with an eye to the next stage, or a new start. As George Carlin once said, there is no "now", only a past and a future. the minute you start thinking about Now, it's gone. So we think about what we did, and plan for what we will do--all the while balanced precariously between the two.

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