This season we have many gift ideas for the gardener in her. I’m sure she has a ritual before she goes out to her garden, mentally preparing for the experience of digging in the dirt, she feels it move through her fingers and enjoys the euphoric feeling of the hot sun on her back.
Lots of mental hinges get opened while she is creating her artistic landscape in her flower beds. She has worked through the problems that are currently plaguing her mind. As she pushes the trowel through dirt with force, she comes up with the physical solutions to her problems. After she has completed her days work out in the garden, she contemplates her fingernails and hands. She nods her head thinking, my hands need some work. Her cuticles are torn, dry cracked hands and fingernails have the award of dirt underneath that she wears proudly as a badge of honor.