That first summer in the Kalahari was one of the most dreadful and desperate times ever for me. And it was not because we had to adjust in a new country and community. No, I think I could have handled the heat and the sand, that even excited us, initially … a challenge! But, without beauty? How can I live in a place that is downright ugly? That was my crisis. I needed beauty. Nature, green, order, flowers ….. oh, cleanliness …. it was not even about being happy. I thought that I won’t be able to survive.
I could not go out and walk the dogs and just be. It was like choking, the streets littered with bags and papers, thirsty cows and donkeys harnessed in pairs, struggling to just move.
I could not sit in my garden and be. There was no garden. I cringed to see thorn bushes and rubble, no lawn to lie on or throw the ball. Just sand. No beauty.
I needed beauty. We all need beauty. It is life giving. Essential for happiness. So, I planted a garden. We can create beauty – anywhere.
You also need beauty. Dream about it. Then talk about it. Create it. Work for it … it might not be a garden that you need. Perhaps you need to create beauty in your home, office or just a room. But do it!
Beautifying your immediate surroundings is the first step you can take to a True and Simple life. So then, how will you start?
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