"When we are self-conscious, we cannot be wholly aware; we must throw ourselves out first. This throwing ourselves away is the act of creativity. So, when we wholly concentrate, like a child in play, or an artist at work, then we share in the act of creating. We not only escape time, we also escape our self-conscious selves." Madeleine L'EngleWhen I read this in "Glimpses of Grace" this morning I immediately thought of how I am when I'm working in the garden. I feel that I escape my self-conscious self, that I am wholly absorbed in creation. Not creating, but absorbed in God's creation. And that is why it's such wonderful therapy and such a soul-feeding activity.
We had a few minutes of rain this evening, enough to wet the leaves and the grass but not enough to soak into the ground.
There's an 80% chance of thunderstorms through tomorrow morning, so I'm still hoping we'll get a little rain!