Sen-su-al

Sen-su-al

SEN-SU-AL; adj.

That sacred word has gotten lost. It means appealing to the senses. The good earth is sensual to me; to work with, and love. Peace is sensual, as is giving, and gentleness, and holding a child’s hand, and music, and sharing food, and the list goes on. So much of this is considered feminine, but I wish it were simply considered human. The world would be better for that.

Today I harvested broccoli under a cold, clear November sky, then blanched and froze it for my winter stores, and it was a sensual act of the highest degree.

Thank you dear God.

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About lifegrower

Peter V. Fossel has been gardening since he was nine, and has been an organic farmer for the last 20 years. His most recent book, “Organic Farming, Everything You Need to know” was published by Voyageur Press, Minneapolis, 2007. He’s written numerous gardening articles for Organic Gardening, Horticulture, Country Journal, Out Here, and American Profile among others. He was Gardens Manager for The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson in Tennessee before returning to Cape Cod to start his newest organic venture, Swan River Farm in Dennisport, MA.
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