Manual Labor

November 2, 2007 at 3:48 am 2 comments

The other day on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry discussed how gardening can be quite meditative. I’ve experienced a little of this here and there helping my mom, although at first reluctantly, with pulling weeds from our flowers. Today I agreed to clean up all the crazy plants growing in the walkway between our house and the creek, the one dog walkers, preschoolers and other pedestrians frequent. So with gloves, tools and music at hand I went at it. Right away it was pretty therapeutic, ripping not so beautiful weeds from their roots, tossing dead things into the creek, prettying up the sidewalk, it was great. Needless to say, it was a ton of pullin, throwin and sweepin (2 refuse bags full so far). I took a break to eat dinner and celebrate my Pops birthday and didn’t return due to it being Thursday and all my favorite TV shows were on. So tomorrow I’ll be back at it, rockin out and making the neighborhood look better, even though I guess its technically the city’s job, but whatever.



Entry filed under: thoughts, work.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. urbananarama  |  November 3, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    I concur that manual labor is therapeutic, b/c you can actually see the product of all of it. You’re doing something real rather than just shuffling papers around or typing things into a computer. After spending another day in front of a computer screen, I would sincerely love to come help you garden.

  • 2. Kate  |  November 23, 2007 at 12:53 pm

    gardening in november. you are a god among men!


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