July 10th, 2011 → 8:01 am @ // No Comments

“Our bodies are gardens, to which our wills are gardeners.” – Othello

I’ve been doing a lot of gardening lately, after seven years of completely ignoring our backyard so that it had become something of a cesspool.  It is starting to look quite good.  It is a reminder that patience, time, effort, and determination can do a lot.  Which is what I need to remember regarding my hip as well.  I still can not walk, and surgery was twelve week ago now (!).  This is greatly disappointing, but, I need to just keep at it.  I often tell my students that all worthwhile achievements take effort.  You don’t do well in school without a lot of hard study, you don’t have successful relationships without a lot of difficult communication, and you don’t get a great body without a decent amount of time in the gym.  I doubt my body will ever be great again, but I WILL walk again, and I’m going to keep gardening until I do!!

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