Gram's Garden contains musings around natural beauty from the matriarch of our family:
It is raining here today. As I look out at the dreary day, I remember my friend chuckling at me when I remarked that the flowers were relieved to have a day off when it was cloudy and wet. The worms have come up to the earth’s surface, there are multiple theories for this behavior. The neighbor girl next door tells me of how she likes to play with the worms in their compost heap! I wonder if we are all initially instilled with this love of nature, with this innate wisdom to appreciate our earth. As William Wordsworth wrote,
Therefore am I still
A lover of the meadows and the woods,
And mountains; and of all that we behold
From this green earth; of all the mighty world.
We can live as natural of a life as we are able in our daily routines, wisely choosing natural substances to put in and on our bodies. Wriggling worms around our fingers is not required.