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Water therapy

Today I am digging a pond.  It isn’t one of the little prefabs sold at Walmart, but a pond small enough to have a good plastic liner.  If i figured it up correctly, my pond will hold about 700 gallons of water.   Well that depends on how long till I get too tired to dig anymore.  The one advantage to using a plastic liner instead of a hard plastic form is that I can do any design or size that I want.  


My friend helped me yesterday and we had a lot of fun but today it hasn’t been as much fun.  The ground is full of heavy thick clay and my poor out of shape butt is dragging.  SO why would any sane 36 year old woman spend a couple of days digging in the hard ground, knowing full well that tomorrow the advil bottle will be my best friend?  For the chance of having a free therapy site in my yard. 


There is something so soothing about a pond.  I can spend an hour watching the fish swim and play among the plants and flowers.  There is a peace that just flows from sitting next to the water, getting lost in the ripples and flashes of fish, that peace can fill every inch of my mind until no other thoughts can intrude. 


The sound of water trickling down the little stream before running over the little falls to rejoin the water in the big pond soothes the savage beast.  The only thing better than sitting next to a pond for an hour, is sitting next to the pond for an hour then having a bon fire.  Fire and water, they sound like opposites, but each can be hypnotic in their own ways.


So that is why this out of shape, winded, sore, and blistered woman is out there diggin today.  For the promise of peace tomorrow.             


April 19, 2008 at 5:50 pm 4 comments

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