Your great mistake is to act the drama
as if you were alone. As if life
were a progressive and cunning crime
with no witness to the tiny hidden
transgressions. To feel abandoned is to deny
the intimacy of your surroundings. Surely,
even you, at times, have felt the grand array;
the swelling presence, and the chorus, crowding
out your solo voice. You must note
the way the soap dish enables you,
or the window latch grants you freedom.
Alertness is the hidden discipline of familiarity.
The stairs are your mentor of things
to come, the doors have always been there
to frighten you and invite you,
and the tiny speaker in the phone
is your dream-ladder to divinity.
Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into
the conversation. The kettle is singing
even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots
have left their arrogant aloofness and
seen the good in you at last. All the birds
and creatures of the world are unutterably
themselves. Everything is waiting for you.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
― Albert Einstein
Notes on COMFREY
Every gardener & grower should consider peppering a few COMFREY plants in with their veggies, flowers and fruit trees
Not only is comfrey an excellent pollinator plant (bumblebees seem to really dig its purple bell flowers) but this beauty is also a companion plant for orchard trees.
Comfrey’s aerial parts are high in protein, making it an excellent feed plant for livestock like chickens and pigs.
She’s also highly beneficial for other plants as well. You can beef up your compost pile and tea by adding comfrey to it
Herbalists know comfrey to be a beneficial topical for bruising, bone fractures, or strained ligaments
She’s rich in the chemical compound Allantoin, which stimulates the growth of healthy skin tissue- great when dealing with sunburns, acne break-outs, rashes, scar reduction and wounds
Comfrey also contains mucopolysachirides which are long chains of sugar molecules found throughout the human body in joint fluid and mucus- making her helpful for those suffering from arthritic pain
Comfrey is generally recommended for external use as her natural defenses against bugs aren’t great for our livers when digested, but you can ingest her in small doses if you’re dealing with stomach ailments such as diarrhea or for an acute bout of bronchitis
You should know that she is a runner, so if you do plant her, expect her to take over that particular plot of soil.