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Planting Life

Debra Redalia

Last Saturday Larry and I spent the afternoon planting seedlings. Our garden this year is more that twice the size it was last year. The photo is only less than a quarter of the entire garden.

This activity was so emotionally uplifting for me, considering the state of the world today, I had to write a poem.


In a world of death
We are planting life.

Seedling to soil
Tonight it will rain

Watching day by day
As plants grow

Our hands tending them
Loving them

The sun shines
The moon beams

Until one day
The life we plant today
Lettuce and tomatoes (13 varieties!)
Basil, peppermint, spearmint and cilantro
Stevia and lavender
Edible pansies and nasturtiums
Strawberries and raspberries
Broccoli and beets
Potatoes and asparagus
Beans and amaranth.

On our plates
In our mouths
Filling our tummies
Nourishing our bodies
Bringing us delight.s

Even as the industrial world crumbles
The sun still rises
The rain still comes
The soil still has earthworms
And we plant life.

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Debra & Larry Redalia
lifepartners + soulmates

For more than 30 years we have been delving into the nature and activities of life together. Indeed, this has been and continues to be the very reason we are together. With delight, we research, explore, observe, and even wake each other up in the middle of the night to discuss how life functions and how we can function as life—even while living in the modern world. We each are different from the norm, but we are different in the same way, so we have been able to think outside of the ordinary together and find the extraordinary workings of life.

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