Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Digging Deep!


"In its purest, most unadulterated form, play is the expression of who we are when we can let go of who we are trying to be."
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~Fran Sorin, Author of Digging Deep
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I don't have a garden. I don't even have a house. I live on the third floor of an apartment building and my balcony is bare of even the tinest flower. Why then, did I buy a a book about gardening?
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Digging Deep, Unearthing Your Creative Roots Through Gardening (2004 Warner Books) is much more than a book on how to garden. It is a book on the creative process.
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Chapter headings include: Imagining-The Sparks of Creativity, Envisioning-Giving Shape to Your Dreams, Planning-Laying Down the Bones, and so on.
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You can easily see that the stages of planning a garden are much the same as writing a book or knitting a sweater. It all depends dreaming, planning, excecuting, fine-tuning and enjoying the process.
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I plan to have a house and a garden someday, and I know that I will use this book for that purpose in the future. In the meantime, it is a reminder of the creative process and the creative spirit.
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It is available in paperback from Amazon.com but I found my copy at my local bookstore.

4 comments:

charleneteglia said...

Thank you for that quote. Just copied and pasted it on my desktop.

N.J.Walters said...

Isn't it just great! I loved it from the moment I read it.

Samantha Lucas said...

Thank you! That sounds like a book I'll love. :)

N.J.Walters said...

It's a wonderful book, Samantha. I'm sure you'd enjoy it.