Ruth Moody and a moody Apple.

THE GARDEN

By Ruth Moody

O light shine down on me
You know what I need
Shine down on me
Shine down on the garden
Sweet earth alive under me
You know what I need
Cradle me like a seed
As I lay in the garden
O wise and beautiful tree
Standing high over me
Oh the things you have seen
Tell me your story in the garden
Tell it to me in the garden
And tell me
How long have we slept
How long have we wept
There’s work to be done

Sky above
so vast and so deep
You know what I need
Rain down on me
Rain down on the garden
O light surrounding me
Sweet mystery
In everything I see
Come and find me in the garden
And tell me
How long have we slept
How long have we wept
There is work to be done
In the garden

It is raining today, not a monsoon but a drizzle. It’s lovely.

My garden is getting a little love from the sky and its perfect because I am sick.

When I am sick, I am a big wuss. I like to be taken care of.

I just want to curl up with movies and Parker and zinc lozenges and Ricola and warm soup and grilled cheese and ice cream and hot tea and yin chiao and get messaged where I have body aches and have someone put cool wash clothes on my forehead.

And!!

I don’t have any energy to train and its a run day for me. And I have been reading running blogs and everyone seems to have DNF’s (Did Not Finish) on their Marathon records.

And what if this happens to me on my first one??

I didn’t think about this before. The possibility of not finishing what I have started when race day comes.

And if I am sick and missing run days, what if this screws up my training enough that I feel it when I am trying to climb that first thousand in six miles??

Ugh!

Obviously being sick is giving me anxiety, which in turn is not going to make me get better any faster.

But at least the sky is moody with me…

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