People use different strategies to live and not just survive but thrive. One commonly recommended approach is to go back to the earth, cool green refreshing nature. How so in the city dweller’s environment? If you are not lucky enough to have a patch of green in your condo “yard” or a home with a lush landscaped yard, whatever the size, you still can evoke the refreshing feeling of nature in a container on your coffee table, teacart, or bar no matter how tiny your abode.
Yes, bring nature to your personal space and benefit from its calming effect. When you are designing an arrangement in the Japanese way of Ikebana you experience a communion with nature as you handle those stems and flowers and even the other accessories you might choose to complement the floral arrangement. Last week, I used a nesting doll of frogs to accompany yellow yarrow (from a planter by my garage) and Japanese iris (from the grocer) in a long, narrow container. It sat on a bench in my living area for over a week and was a refreshing view each time I walked by.
This little reflection can provide you with a strategy to thrive under the threat of the fireball of life. What is your fireball?
Until next time,