Monday, November 19, 2012

So Thankful {The Creativity Project}

I watched her pick beans that day in the culottes she'd had since I was a kid.  She was methodic in her gathering.  No bean went unnoticed and none were picked too soon.  She taught me to be diligent and patient.  We had bags of green beans that summer.  We cooked them with bacon and parmesan cheese.  I didn't know it was the only summer we'd have a garden.  I thought there would be many more summers and bean plants, but there was no time for that.  It's easy to be greedy with those that we love, to want more and more and more of them.  It's easy to feel jaded when they are taken from us, to feel that the world owes us something in return.  I felt this way at first.  Slowly and without much noticed the anger has given way to peace and the memories that so easily made me cry, now make me smile.  Sadness has been replaced by thankfulness that she existed, that I knew her, that one summer we had a garden full of bean plants.

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