Lying Fallow…

For some reason…who forever knows what that isBertha…gave me the phrase…lying fallow…to write about this morning…

Being a farm girl of sorts…I’ve always heard of the expression…with the practice…meaning…that a field is…essentially…allowed to take a break…the premise being…that…repeatedly planting crops in the same spot…depletes the soil of valuable nutrients…which…decreases productivity…

However…knowing…Bertha…I figured there was more to it than that…so…I did what I do best…I…Googled it…of course since it was a farm question…I probably could have just called Mama…but…she wasn’t at home…so…Google…it was…

Anyway…seems there is a bit more to it…than…just not planting a crop for a year or so…as I had remembered…it also involves…continuing to toil the field…and maintain it…not…just…giving it a break…for a time…but actively replenishing it…

Of course…then…Bertha…related it to my life…reminding me…that…it’s not just important for me to…take time off…from my busy routine…it’s important…to…actually do the things that…replenish…me…when I do…

Now…that she’s explained it in these terms…I have to say…spending time in my contemplation chair…lying fallow…which by some accounts…could be considered…lazy…is truly…my most productive time of day…

Jane

Thundering Timing…

I woke up early this morning…to the sound of thunder…it would have been the perfect morning to sleep in…dark…and…rumbling…but…I was awake…so…after a few minutes…I got on up and at ‘em…but…I was a little bummed…that I couldn’t continue to snooze…

Bertha…wandered in as I was drinking my coffee…and…of course…she said it reminded her of my life…

Huh…how could the thunder remind her of my life…

Well…it seems that…even though…sometimes…it seems…to me…like the perfect time for something…it just doesn’t happen…

I have to admit…that got my attention…and…yes…I can relate to it…it would be a long list…so…I won’t go into all the ways

Anyway…she went on to say…that…it was okay…because…it isn’t the only time that things will ever be right…this is…life…it’s a process…not a one-time deal…maybe…my perception was off just a bit…and…while this may be the best time there has been…so far…maybe the next time will actually be even better…

Hmmm…the thunder is…rumbling…again…and…a nap sounds kind of nice…right about now…she may just be on to something…

Jane