David Whyte speaks of the vulnerability of poets or artists or writers who decide to put their work, their art, in the public arena. Their souls lay bare to all.
Viruses and microbes can attack our immune systems and make us vulnerable to infection and disease.
The frailty and finiteness of the human condition mean we will encounter tragedy and sorrow in our lives.
It is important to lay 'mulch' in our lives: that material or practice or companions who will help us to be fortified against spiritual, emotional, social and physical attack. This 'mulch' may suppress the unwanted, and incubate the nascent new growth. It will strengthen us.
May we find time today to lay 'mulch' in our lives ... to tend to our' hauroa', our well-being.