I was scattering seeds today.
I had an unexpected and interesting conversation this afternoon. This morning, I had an appointment to get new rear coil springs put on my car on both sides. I was tired because I had to get up early and last night they were plowing the driveways when I was trying to sleep. I was tired enough to seek out the box of caffeinated tea that is stashed in the back of the cupboard in order to make an early morning cup of strong tea. It was cold in the waiting room, but I was immersed in a good book and paid little attention to the cold or the chatter from the daytime TV. People came and went. I finished one book and started another. Shortly before 2 pm, the service manager came to tell me my car was finished. I went to the window to pay the bill and collect the paperwork.
The conversation started about the weather. I said that I had been planning on stopping by the grocery store after the car repair to stock up on produce, but looking at the weather report, I was now thinking tomorrow would be better. The lady who takes care of the bill paying said that she had heard from the shuttle drivers that tomorrow was supposed to be colder than today. If I hadn’t been so tired, I would have asked her name. It might even have been on a name plate I didn’t see. She asked me where I bought my produce. This was the beginning of a 15 minute or longer conversation about food and health. She is probably my age or maybe a little older. Like many our age, she is starting to feel the effects of getting older and gradually trying to change to a more healthy life style. At some point, I wrote down for her the name of the web site where I buy the vitamin and mineral herbal concentrate I use.
At the end of the conversation, she thanked me for taking the time to talk with her. I smiled and said it was no problem. I like these conversations. I think of them as scattering seeds. I have spent years trying to figure out how to make my body work alright. It makes me happy to share what I have learned with others. The conversation reminded me of one of the reasons I decided to start this blog. I have been thinking about it for at least two years. I hesitated because I don’t have an educational or professional background in anything related to health. I know that there are many sources of information on the Internet written by those who are more qualified and eloquent than I am. I would like, though, to have a way of continuing conversations like the one today if the other person is interested. These conversations happen out of the blue once a year at least. And writing is another way of scattering seeds. If you are reading any of my posts and want to ask a question about something I have written, I hope you will.
Take care and thanks for reading.