by Dr. Alice G. Miller
This is a book about a garden, written by a christian psychotherapist. It\’s mostly about gardening as a spiritual experience and journey of growth, as far as I can tell. I really liked the conversational tone, personal stories, and some of the quotes. There are lovely line drawings of plants decorating the pages, and a hand-drawn map of the author\’s extensive gardens in the back. It\’s the kind of look I\’d like if I had so much land- mature trees forming a small woodland, ferny undergrowth, flowers for the butterflies, wandering paths…. but reading about it all became rather ho-hum. When I dropped it on the floor in a gesture of dismissal my husband asked about the book\’s premise. I told him (the first two sentences here) and he said in mild surprise: \”and you thought that would be good?\” I shrugged. It seemed so in the beginning, but turns out that To Everything There is a Season just isn\’t the book for me right now.
Abandoned 163 pages, 2005