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Quote of the Day: Tasha Tudor

June 19th, 2011

The gloom of the world is but a shadow.
Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy. Take Joy!

Tasha Tudor

I was thinking about this quote when I noticed this peony hiding behind the fence last week. What joy gardening can bring to our lives. I would much rather spend time in the garden cultivating plants than watching the news.

If you’ve never read Tasha Tudor’s Garden you should request it from the library. It’s a great book to enjoy with a cup to tea or coffee on a rainy afternoon. You’ll love seeing images of her gardens and reading about her simple life.

The longer I garden the less I see tasks like weeding as chores. I find that through these “mindless” activities I find peace, joy and solace. There’s something about this type of work that allows your mind to wander the way it can’t when doing other kinds of work.

What kinds of things bring joy to your life?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.