The dialogue between women is a rich field, but change does not come without a lot of reading, asking, listening, risk-taking and hard work.
There have to be changes in life. If it were static there would be no growth, nothing. Even though we sometimes feel a bit glum at how the world changes around us we know that’s how it’s got to be, it can’t stay the same. If you don’t continue to change ? then you stop still, and if you stop still you’re dead, or might as well be.
Wisdom is partly innate and partly developed and practised. It’s about a lot more than just knowledge: experience, involvement, communication, interaction with people. Wisdom is a way of being.
Living Things. The garden can be as unlimited a resource as you want it to be. It’s an escape from everything if you just want a break. It is something to do with living things, not a static piece that you put there and look at but something that changes every day. You’re committed to it. If you don’t look after it, it dies on you. And if you do look after it, it will give you rewards ? pleasure, and a feeling of achievement. There’s a sense of responsibility developed in a garden.
The Garden Was My Delight. I grew up with gardeners and I just love gardens. I was always very much aware that gardens were important and they were for sharing…
We have the choice whether we are beaten by change, or whether we use it as a positive force for new experience. We should neve underestimate our capacity to change society.
One thing that never ceases to delight me about us women, is the friendship and support that we give each other.
Creativity can be nurtured and encouraged. I think there are probably many people in the world that have a lot of creativity in them but it never finds a voice or form because it’s not acknowledged as something of value.
A Garden Is Not Passive. It has its own way of responding to your involvement and commitment to it. When you walk into a garden, you know whether it is loved or not.
It is very important that we look at what we CAN do, rather than what is impossible to do.