“I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather, no shadow unless there is also light.”
― Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
When starting my first garden, I couldn’t get the old spade to make a dent in the ground.
Each jab into the hard-core earth jarred my shoulder. No yielding.
I found the spade rusting under a pile of ‘one-day-useful’ junk in the back shed. Someone’s warrior garden tool.
A few more sharp jabs, angling the spade the way I saw my father do, and a splinter of soil cracked.
I looked at the spade. And it at me.
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