A little over a year ago, I wrote about the day my little guy discovered pinwheels. At that time I had already designed and begun building a garden for Joey, but it was after that afternoon in the doctor’s office that I realized pinwheels would play a very big part in his garden.
So, each time I had a few extra dollars, I would buy a pinwheel and store it away until I was ready to add them to Joey’s garden. During the creative process, the garden took on a life of its own and while the first phase is complete, it’s far from finished. See, I don’t know what Joey’s next discovery will be. Joey has the rare talent and ability to see the ‘new’ in the simplest of things. To find unexpected joy and excitement in things that may seem mundane and ordinary to us. I do know this, whatever Joey discovers and falls in love with next, I will find a way to make it a part of his garden so he can enjoy it as often as he wants.
“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”
~Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
Here’s a video of the making of Joey’s Garden…