Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mighty Sweet

There are many things that make life worth living, but two of the greatest have to be time outdoors working with nature (such as gardening) and time with one's children. The two of these intersect for me everytime my kids help me plant, maintain or harvest a garden -- a great way to build their familiarity and comfort with the outdoors, and to teach them about where food comes from.

In the tradition of Jim Chen's many musical posts, here is the lyric that evokes this intersection for me (from Greg Brown's "Mighty Sweet Watermelon"):


Sunflowers dancing like my daughters do.
Life gets old, love makes it new.
Come on down and meet us in the garden.



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