Why the Second Garden?A few people have asked me how, or why, I came up with The Second Garden. I gladly give the long or short version depending on how much time we have, or how busy The Garden is at the time. So here is the full version:
This trend of naming the places in our lives continued into young adulthood. Later we had Fair Oaks (sometimes called The Pink Palace), Shrader St, and - The Garden.
|"The Garden" Created by Rachel Gerstein|
Nice story. So why not just call it The Garden?
When it came time to name our wireless network, I called it, "The Garden". My first wireless network and it wasn't long before I had some major technical difficulties. I had to rename it. So that it would be easy for the household to recognize the new network, I renamed it, you guessed it, "The Second Garden". Then when it came time to share my beer (remember, the beer came before the honey).
I labeled it "Beer From The Second Garden". I felt I couldn't rightly call it "The Garden". How presumptuous would that be! But every time I tell this story, I feel a little bit more like I've got it backward. Out of all the gardens in the world, ours is the one that's second to Eden? Not likely.
Well, with the birds chirping and the bees buzzing, laying on the grass, eyes closed, listening to the sound of the wind blowing through the palm fronds, it feels like it sometimes. So I'm sticking with it. And now "The Second Garden" begs a story and I like telling it. Besides, Second Garden Honey has a nice ring to it!
|Carter put up this tile today. The Pippenger's gave them to us months ago! Thanks, guys!|