Friday, July 31, 2009

Summer - a great time to try new things

In the size of a typical back yard my parents are growing what we call the "family CSA." Isn't it great that food wants to grow. I just can't get over the fact that every seed has exactly what it needs (except sun and water) to create something beautiful.

Why are we so afraid to try new things? We might lose some ingredients, we might "waste" time, we might not achieve the desired result...we might be disappointed.
In the pursuit of trying new things like planting a garden, preserving summer produce, or using a new recipe there is a chance of disappointment. We gain experience even if we "lose ingredients." We gain confidence even if we feel like we "wasted" time. We need to try again even if we don't get the desired results.
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing."
-George Bernard Shaw
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."
-Oscar Wilde

...enjoy the experience

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