“He who sows corn sows holiness: he makes the law of Mazda grow higher and higher.

~Blessings Of Cultivating The Soil, The Teachings of Zoroaster 

One of the places I feel closest to the divine is in my garden. Tilling the soil, planting the seeds and enjoying its bounty brings me endless joy. In one of those moments of clarity, harvesting the first of my Purple Cherokee yesterday, the pride in my accomplishment reminded me of how the Creator must look upon his creation – it sent shivers down my spine, to know firsthand that spark of creation that fills us all.