by Eleanor Perenyi

It takes a while to grasp that not all failures are self-imposed, the result of ignorance, carelessness or inexperience. It takes a while to grasp that a garden isn't a testing ground for character and to stop asking, what did I do wrong?

Maybe nothing.


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Eleanor Perenyi
Eleanor Perenyi