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The aromatic freshness of upturned soil


“At no other time (than autumn) does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honeysweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depth within itself, darkness, something of the grave almost.” Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters on Cézanne

There is nothing that can compare to the fresh and invigorating scent of freshly turned earth on a warm, rainy day. As you splash in the puddles your nose takes in deep breaths of the aroma of life that fills the air. It brings out the country bumpkin in us all. — gc

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Quote of the week: “What is true is already so. Owning up to it doesn't make it worse. Not being open about it doesn't make it go away. And because it's true, it is what is there to be interacted with. Anything untrue isn't there to be lived. People can stand what is true, for they are already enduring it.” ― Eugene T. Gendlin, Focusing

4 Comments on The aromatic freshness of upturned soil

  1. That is a great quote and can almost smell the wet soil.

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