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October 10, 2022

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How to Grow a Home

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.

– May Sarton –

How to Grow a Home

“To uproot something is inherently traumatic. It says so on every potted hibiscus and jasmine start Ive put in the ground. The instructions are simple: handle the root system with care, be gentle while arranging it into its new home. Transplanting shocks plants, but with enough care they will adapt. Lately Ive been adapting to my partners home in Southern California. Ive been handling myself with care. But my roots are up the coast, solidly grounded in wet earth, and the transition has been rocky.” Author Sasha LaPointe shares more in this piece that weaves together reflections on the trauma of being uprooted, and the resilience of cactus flowers. { read more }

Be The Change

For more inspiration, check out May Sarton’s beautiful poem, “Now I Become Myself.” { more }

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