Report From An Opinionated Gardener – May 24
My gardens, The Rapture and 1940’s gospel music have all rooted in my mind these past few days.
Let me begin by asking this: Have you ever had a tune stuck in your head so that you wake in the night listening to your mind playing a song? Since last Friday I’ve been awakened by my brain repeating, No Restricted Signs In Heaven, a gospel tune sung by the Golden Gate Quartet.
I attribute this to the May 21st predictions of the start of Armageddon and The Rapture, when certain evangelical Christians said that they would be lifted into heaven while the rest of earth’s inhabitants would remain or go to hell. The deepest, truest part of me believes more in the message of this gospel song than in Herald Camping’s prediction.
“So how does this tie into the landscape?” you garden geeks ask. As an answer, I invite you to go outdoors between 5:30 and 7:30…AM or PM, it doesn’t matter. Stroll around the landscape with no other purpose other then being there, totally and completely.
Do you feel it? The life force in the garden is almost overpowering at this time of year, especially at the beginning or ending of the day. Growth and spirit are so strong that if you’re open to it, God’s presence is inescapable.
Bringing this message fully into the present moment, God’s being here is available to all. As the song playing in my mind says, you’re “Welcome! Welcome!”
A stroll through my landscape makes me absolutely, completely sure that The Rapture is here, right now, in the garden. Welcome home.