The Value Of Time

In a garden you learn the value of time. Weeding, like farming, is never accomplished. It’s an activity, not a result, so a good gardener learns not to fret about finishing a job. It’s all in the doing. Otherwise, the quack grass will drive you insane. After a while you learn to go into the ‘zone’ and just work. Beautiful work. You work until your mind runs free.

— Brian Brett, Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life, p. 78

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