Saturday, January 21, 2012

A day in the garden

The other day I journeyed on a trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Needed to get out, feel the air ...despite it being cold air and not quite the type of day that one traditionally spends in a garden, it felt like a good move on my part.

Admission was free, a rather big "woohoo" in my still unemployed state of affairs and I was also able to wonder through and explore a garden that once was, but was now, utterly bare. It felt invigorating in a way to simply walk around and experience this lack of bloom, this bareness, it was actually kind of cool now that I think of it.

The pond, slightly frozen over just at it's surface, the dryness of the trees without their proper green coats, and not a soul around. Couldn't have been a better day.   It actually almost made me feel as though the garden was there simply with it's bare and grey open arms, ready to refuel my tank.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

My blog ...and how it all started

January 2011 would be my anniversary. My anniversary of declaring that life as I knew it, would not AND could not, be the same as it was the past year, as it was for even the past five years. Nope, life as I knew it was going to change, was going to blossom. It was break out time, no need to stay in the box anymore.

Well, several weeks after that silent declaration, it arrived notice of being laid off. After 13 plus years in the same job, same routine, almost the same set of co-workers year after year, it was over just like that. This blog is in keeping with the inquisitive journey that I was forced to have, that I needed, maybe even wished for, yes, most definitely wished for.