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Tuesday, November 27, 2007



I was gardening in the backyard one day, picking the dead geranium flowers from the stems of the plant, when I noticed my four-year old son come outside.

He was kicking about on the lawn, lost in his own reverie, the way four-year old children often are.

I called over to him. “What are you doing, Aidan?”

“Oh, I’m just enjoying the journey,” he replied with the calm certainty of a Zen master.

What did he say? Did he say I’m just enjoying the journey? Where the hell did he get that line?

I couldn’t help but turn my head away and laugh to myself. I imagine he had seen Yoda say it in an episode of "Star Wars." Or perhaps he heard a New Age woman in line at Whole Foods say it to the checker.

Wherever he picked up that wise saying, I found myself giving it some thought, and I looked at my little four-year old boy with new respect.

Then I went back to picking dead geranium flowers – and tried to just enjoy the journey.

By Lisa Nave


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