How was your weekend? Mine didn't go as originally planned, but that's more than okay. It was a good one, anyway! An unexpected rainy Saturday meant no bike ride. It instead resulted in lots of rest and a sweater rescue project (more on this in a future blog post!). Likewise, a beautiful Sunday (sans rain) led me to a bit of creative repurposing...
Displayed within my back and front yard flower gardens were several stones we received after the passing of my sister-in-law and mother-in-law. The stones were a lovely addition to our garden, but some of the sayings etched upon them were very sad (with a focus on loss and grief). Reading them always left me with an unsettled feeling--not the kind I want to experience while enjoying sacred garden time.
For some time now, I've envisioned a line of stepping stones in my front garden bed that would lead to the lovely bench nestled into its corner. Sunday morning, I married a few inspirations together; which resulted in a repurposing of the gifted garden stones.
Explaining my thoughts to Mark, he grabbed a hammer, chisel and began tapping away--breaking the large garden stones into pieces resembling stepping stones. Afterwards, I placed them lovingly along the path envisioned in my mind.
When all was done, I felt refreshed, blissful and creatively fulfilled. This is the feeling I needed to have--versus melancholy, yes?
One of the stones we did leave intact; placing it at the foot of the bench at the end of our little path. It contained the well-known Serenity Prayer. Its message is one I've found inspiring since I was a little girl. In fact, my grandmother (Mamaw) had a plaque displaying the same sage words in her own flower garden--many years ago. How cool is that?
Joy, peace and serenity! T.