by Kenny H August. 16, 2014 3883 views

“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you're there.”
“It doesn't matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your hands away. The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn-cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.”
-Ray Bradbury
“Fahrenheit 451”

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Zajä…C 6 years, 8 months ago

great words, great photo..

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kara Bana 6 years, 8 months ago

This, I really needed to hear. Our society doesn't understand all the types of legacies one can leave, so this will be shared & shared by me. This makes me feel quite good, and I thank you for sharing that quote poppz.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marsha 6 years, 8 months ago

Ken, this post, shot and words, gave me goosebumps...

.....and faved....

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 6 years, 8 months ago

This is a beautiful post - into my favs

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Sadhya Rippon 6 years, 8 months ago

There is a touch of Zen to this lovely image (IMHO)

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 6 years, 8 months ago

Loved the picture and above all the text. Food for thought.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 6 years, 8 months ago

That is so beautiful, the garden will be my legacy to whoever follows me in this world, it has given me joy all my life in whatever house I have lived in thanks for reminding me, the Autumn leaf herald's the oncoming Autumn.

6 years, 8 months ago Edited
Louise Hayes 6 years, 9 months ago

Great textures in this shot.......your grandfather was a very wise man Ken

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Teo Montana 6 years, 9 months ago

Great insight from a very wise man! Excellent image and post my friend!!

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 6 years, 9 months ago

lovely and meaningful post Ken... thank you

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
G B 6 years, 9 months ago

[i]The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching,[/i]

LOVE that part of the quote...and this shot is lovely as well :)

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 6 years, 9 months ago

You always "leaf" something behind you .....

6 years, 9 months ago Edited
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