Wednesday, February 29, 2012
the beauty of un-pretty things
Melting snow is exposing what has been covered for months now, and all this unearthing is showing the not-so-pretty side of things. Add to the mix our ongoing saga of extreme winds, and things appear to be in quite a state of disarray - leaning fence posts, snapped support structures, bent wire, odds and ends strewn about.
I had an hour of time today in which I intended to get outside and make a small dent in our ever-growing list of projects to get ready for spring. You know the kind? Where you set out to once and for all tame this wild beast of Nature, and restore order to the chaos that is your land? Right. Spring cleaning for the outdoors, only a silly person like me would contemplate the possibility and necessity of it!
And as I walked around outside on this beautiful day, pulled in so many different directions and a bit frenzied at the start, I came to realize how im-possible and truly un-necessary it is to impose too much order on this place. It's a bit wild, and I'm starting to really like it that way. Projects are always in the works, and I'm beginning to be okay with the prospect of certain things never being truly finished. Un-pretty things abound, and I'm learning to see the purposeful beauty in this.