The garden in which we live.

Snapshot _ Philomena Park, Bushside (57, 179, 55) - ModeratePhilomena is a town of Gardens. We have some of the most creative and nurturing gardeners here and our yards are some of the nicest and most though out landscapes in Second Life. I have wondered about this from time to time.  While it is true there are so many beautiful plants and flowers being made these days, why would folks waste those prims outside instead of using them for furnishings and so on indoors? What it seems like to me is the people want to make a beautiful place not just for themselves, but for all to enjoy. This simple behavior is symbolic of what Philomenaville is all about. Everyone selflessly tends to their small patch but when you look from a bit of a distance what we have is something greater than all of us.

This is what I love about town. We are all gardeners, but its bigger than pretty plants or manicured lawns. If you know anything about gardening you know its not just about plunking plants into the ground,  its about the love and care you give to something and the enjoyment you get from seeing what you nurture blossom, bloom, and perhaps even yield fruit. It is about sharing with others and its learning how to do things better. Its about making the world a richer and better place.

As I have stumbled through becoming Mayor I’ve had a lot of ups and downs. There have been disappointments, set backs and at least two melt downs. I’ve learned a lot and done a lot of stupid things. But one thing I know for sure is if it where not for the nurturing Gardeners of this town showing me such compassion and giving me encouragement when they had no idea how much I needed it I would have failed here for sure.

A town is nothing but the souls of its inhabitants. It seems I have fallen in love with Philomena. She is a beautiful complex soul and I am lucky to have her.

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