A Garden for the Soul
What does this, Dr. Vint Virga's book 'The Soul of All Living Creatures', have to do with gardening, you ask? Well, I would argue that animals are our gardening allies. The chickens make compost, our dogs guard their land. The cat chases moles away. Birds and bees disseminate pollen. Nature heals and ministers to people, plants, and animals. There is a close and dynamic relationship between Earth and animals. Human bonds with the natural world, with animals, and all those ties to spirituality. Connecting with animals and nature enriches our health and well-being. So there.
Virga has written an awfully good book. I'm almost done with it (library loan), and want to commend it to you. I keep putting it down and hugging my dogs.