• CatherineBraxton

Introduction & Gratitude: An Elevated Loop of Life

Updated: Jan 21, 2020


Welcome to the first blog spot for In Search of a Garden! This intro post is simply an introduction to myself (Catherine) and also to the space, the garden. I am so excited to be blogging again. This particular hobby of mine (I'm reclaiming the art of just doing something for the enjoyment of it) has history that stretches back to about 5 years ago with the original "In Search of My Own Gardens" that was on Wordpress for a while and was dedicated to the artists experience sparing neither turmoil nor joy while weaving a healing quilt that became essay space, poetry & art. For those of you who have been around for all of my artist adventures, I appreciate you so greatly.

Just out of college a couple years ago, I ran across "In Search of My Mothers Gardens" written by Alice Walker. As a young baby queer, meaning that my sexuality and identity is fluid, I found myself mesmerized that her truth and capacity for curiosity about life and ancestral motherhood mirrored my own. I am nothing if not full of questions that seek answers. That's what you'll find in this blog space, a continual hunger for knowledge, self, and my own as well as my mothers gardens. It may get personal, and it may become esoteric. There may be "how to's" thrown in with gentle wonderings. That is after all, the search for a garden. A garden is nothing if not full with a variety of earth's agricultural experience. What I will plant today and what will bear fruit are not always easily accessed at first glance.

Today, in return to this lovely timesharing activity, I wish to express gratitude. I am thankful for this space. I am thankful for a working computer. I am thankful that I woke up this morning. I am thankful that I have warmth in my living space. I am thankful that I sit here with a full belly and a warm heart. I am thankful that Alice Walker wrote the book that she did and inspired so many in her own journey. I'm thankful that the earth is still in orbit and that we have chances to continue living every day. I am thankful for you, whoever and wherever you are as you read this post. I am so full of gratitude and thanks.

What about you?

What are you thankful for today?

Peace Xo

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