With all of this change and uncertainly I rely on what I am familiar with to soothe my soul. For some people it's music, a massage or a mind trip into a new book. I enjoy getting dirty... with dirt. I know with out a doubt that if I plant a seed it will bloom. Spring will always come, tulips will bloom and our California hillsides will be bright orange with poppies. They are familiar and predictable, when life is not.
I took a break from packing, moving boxes, homework and cleaning this weekend to create a little succulent garden. This is peace to me. It's familiar. It's home.