It’s been a long hellish week of snow, ice and freezing temperatures in Philly. Friday night after work I had this thought that I should cancel going to my First “Build a Terrarium Class” at City Planter. But I know from I Dare Me experience, your whole day can be turned around by SOMETHING NEW! So, I PUSHED myself to get there and was so glad because I was completely lifted as soon as I walked into the 4th street garden store. A glass of wine, other first timers, and the possibility of what could be created in an empty glass container awaited me. AHHHHH! Breathing. Sip of wine. Green all around and people smiling. Chill gone! I think I made a terrarium in 2nd grade for some science project. This, however, feels like ADULT PLAY. Hands in dirt, rocks, picking plants..trying to create something aesthetically pleasing…move the rock…pick a different mini plant…mist…put the lid on it. There is something so lovely and satisfying about planting a living thing…creating a little world under glass. (And with any luck, I can just watch it grow without watering!!) Our lives are nothing like the controlled environment in a glass jar. We are constantly buffeted by the changing winds in our daily world. Yesterday, I slipped on ice and fell flat on my ass! Yeah, it hurt, but I picked myself up, grateful I was just embarrassed and didn’t break anything. It felt like a little karmic reminder though, that we never know what’s coming next. We do, however, have the ability to “plant” new things in our day, move things around, “mist” ourselves with experiences that help us grow. Hmmm…… anyway, it turns out a Terrarium Class on a frigid Friday night was a perfect First to start the weekend fresh..(the wine helped too). And I can’t wait to watch what happens in the new little world I’ve planted.
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