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growing.

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as we watched 

the big kids perform

‘a christmas carol’

the kinder 

kept whispering

and asking 

‘why is that man so mean?’

‘why is he so crabby?’ 

‘how can he be that mean?’

I told them that later in the play

mr. scrooge’s heart will grow

and he will learn to be nice 

just like what happened to the grinch

 it made my own heart grow

 to think about

their innocence 

their naturally kind and compassionate state of being

how they could not even begin to imagine

why someone would choose to be mean.

‘i think being nice is more important than being clever.’

-ricky gervais

 

grow.

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we plant

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we nourish

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we shop

and

we learn

from the farmers at the market 

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we become farmers with our own market.

“when tillage begins, other arts follow.

the farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.”

-daniel webste

“though she be but little, she is fierce!” – william shakespeare

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behold the bounty that is my late summer harvest!

even if it is all miniature

it’s the first time 

i’ve ever grown a vegetable

in my entire life

and so

it’s all perfect and i’m perfectly happy.

 fairy-sized or not.

do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way

of small but meaningful accomplishments.

– bryant h. mcgill