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Quote of the Day: Cherokee Prayer

April 3rd, 2011

O Great Spirit, help me always…to remember the peace that may be found in silence.

Cherokee Prayer
The Wabi-Sabi House: The Japanese Art of Imperfect Beauty

Many people hate weeding. I actually enjoy the chore of weeding. I appreciate doing it because it lets my mind wander and most of all I appreciate the silence. I love silence, I never listen to music in the car, in the house. I hate having the TV on because of the noise it makes, I don’t like having the oven fan on because of the noise. I simply love silence, that’s probably why I love to garden.

Weeding is my time to meditate, my time to think, my time to solve problems. There’s something very therapudic for me about weeding.

Do you enjoy weeding? Where do you find silence?

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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.