211. I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. ~John Burroughs

Experience has taught me this,
that we undo ourselves by impatience.
Misfortunes have their life and their limits,
their sickness and their health.
~Michel de Montaigne, an influential writer of the French Renaissance


Since I began gardening each season of the year has sent my senses reeling.  Seasonal beginnings bewitch me beyond measure with their new colors, their new shapes, and their new textures.  And in the maelstrom of those first sensory delights before any sort of rhythmic repetitiveness sets in, there is something soothing and therapeutic for  the healing of spiritual or physical wounds.  It’s as if there’s an ointment or a medicinal elixir in the uptake of each particular season’s magic and mystery that boosts endorphins and spurs on the healing process.  Or maybe the analgesic lies simply in the process of moving from one season to the next, each one proclaiming that everything is limited, even the worst of things, and that eventually everything passes into something new and fresh.

He changes times and seasons; He deposes kings and raises up others.  He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.  ~Daniel 2:21  ✝

16 thoughts on “211. I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. ~John Burroughs

  1. Pingback: 211. I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. ~John Burroughs | Sacred Touches

    • The weeds got away from me this summer too. I know this ice layer has killed them, but I doubt that it will have neutralized the seeds they’ve no doubt left behind. I hope you’ve had a good day, Laurie. Blessing, Natalie 🙂


      • It’s amazing how nature seems to come through the heat and cold. The plants have this unique ability to survive, even if it’s only a seed and then they shoot up. I’m getting there Natalie.
        Laurie. 🙂


  2. It’s so fascinating to watch the changes through the year, and you can see them daily. Just spotted the swelling buds of my Chimonanthus praecox today and look forward to their opening and scent. Something delightful to discover every day of our lives isn’t there.


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