There is a Danish Proverb that puts this Monday morning after the hurricane into perspective. “Bad is never good until worse happens.” So for most of us in the path of Irene, the worst of the predictions never happened and for that, we can all take a big breath of this beautiful fresh air. After breathing, buckle up them galoshes because it’s time to tackle whatever debris needs clean up, including any plant damage caused by the storm. For those still without power, it does come back. Be patient. And if you need a learning experience on that incredibly difficult virtue called patience, take Gertrude Jekyll’s advice. “A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all, it teaches entire trust.”
Image of galoshes from the Internet; Image of Monday sunshine after the hurricane by Ann Bilowz
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