I garden because it is one of the very few things I do where I am not thinking about something else at the same time, so it is wonderfully relaxing even when the work is hard. It is such an elemental basic, literally down-to-earth thing to do, yet it has academic, intellectual, aesthetic and spiritual aspects to be explored too.
Edmund de Waal has said Potter is the most honest word ever. It's something I am very proud of being.
I think gardener might just have the edge on potter in this claim.
So. Gardener is the most honest word ever. It is something I am very proud of being.