Dwell in Possibility

Wyman Garden, Princeton University
Wyman Garden, Princeton University

“Dwell in Possibility”

–       Emily Dickinson

Good advice to gardeners in February.  It’s still frigid outside, more snow is on the way, and opportunistic ice sheaths surfaces, beguiling us to into the false sense that the landscape is clear and inviting. But a change is on the way. The quality of light is different; it’s brighter and lasts a little longer later each day. The birds are more active, hopping about the tree branches, singing more often and more loudly. And that most sure harbinger of all that spring is on the way – the plant catalogues have begun to arrive via post. They, indeed, are masterful at encouraging us to dwell in possibility.