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Inheriting Paradise: Meditations on Gardening Inheriting Paradise: Meditations on Gardening by Vigen Guroian
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“I think if we all gardened more, they and all of the other birds that fly in the air above and light in my garden below would be better off. I know that God values them no less than I do. So when I plant in spring I also hope to taste of God in fruit of summer sun and sight of feathered friends.”
Vigen Guroian, Inheriting Paradise: Meditations on Gardening
“My son Rafi is enchanted with cyberspace. But we are not disembodied mind or spirit, we are our bodies - cruising the Internet won't teach us that. It may even trick us into thinking that having a body and a place is not important. Gardening teaches us differently. I do not mean industrial mechanized farming, I mean the kind of gardening that any one of us can do with his hands and feet and the simplest tools.”
Vigen Guroian, Inheriting Paradise: Meditations on Gardening
“Gardening symbolizes our race's primordial acceptance of a responsibility and role in rectifying the harm done to the creation through sin.”
Vigen Guroian, Inheriting Paradise: Meditations on Gardening
“The fruit of the garden is not restricted to what we eat. Every garden lends something more to the imagination - beauty.”
Vigen Guroian, Inheriting Paradise: Meditations on Gardening
“Henry Mitchell, in his book One Man's Garden, observes that "it is not important for a garden to be beautiful" in everyone's eyes. But "it is extremely important for the gardener to think it is a fair substitute for Eden." Perhaps this is an overstatement, or perhaps it is a theological truth.”
Vigen Guroian, Inheriting Paradise: Meditations on Gardening