The Gardener’s Soul

“The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don’t want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don’t have a soul.” – Thomas Moore

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12 thoughts on “The Gardener’s Soul

  1. What a quote. It makes me think this is a lot of what’s not-so-good with the world. Children thinking milk comes from cartons and eggs from stores. People eating manufactured food, not real food. Living with concrete rather than land. Sad.

  2. Thomas Moore were a great statesman and a splendid human!!!
    You combinate his quote with a picture of the waterlilies of Monet. It’ s no accident that you did it? I know Giverny, the garden of Monet and I think you are very near in text and picture!!!
    Have a great week Wurzerl

  3. Dropping by to let you know that I mentioned your blog today on my blog, though it’s hard to explain what the “mention” involves. The relevant post is this one.

  4. Wonderful quote, and I love Monet, as I’m sure most gardeners do.
    I’ve been out of touch with Blogland for a few days…just wanted to comment on your Muse Day post–so enjoyed the poem! I thought you might have written it yourself; it really fit the tale of your nasturtium in a bottle:)

  5. Fascinating quote, Nancy. All I can add is that I’m not myself unless I have time among the flowers and butterflies serenaded by birdsong or the water noises of a brook. Nice post.

  6. Thanks one and all for your comments and for the great link! I’m glad to be home, though it’s always hard to say goodbye to the little family. :) Back to regular posting, I hope!

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