In Philadelphia, a Garden Grows Wild – NYTimes.com
Ms. Ruddick decided to embrace the philosophy embodied in a line she remembered from an old New Yorker: “Don’t just do something. Stand there!”
She worked for years in India, she said, where people stop for the rituals that mark the passages of life.
“How many times has somebody gotten married, and you just can’t go because of too much work or something?” she asked. “They don’t miss these things. The whole place stops. I feel like we just don’t stop enough.”
What a radical thought: just standing there, in the gardens, and in our lives, too.
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