Gardening and Music

Benny Goodman quote: “I remember when my late wife, a passionate and enthusiastic gardener had been listening to me practice through an open window repeating endlessly certain passages of a piece for a concert. She said, “Don’t you ever get tired of going over and over and over the same phrase?” I said, “It’s funny you should ask me that. I have been watching you working in the boiling sun for hours on end, weeding, digging, planting, pruning, covered with dirt and I’ve been thinking the same about you!”

So perhaps one thing is common to gardening and music: good results depend on the work one is willing to put into it, and in the work itself you find your true enjoyment.”

[Editor’s note: Thanks to Chief Chef Chuck Currie, who also happens to be an accomplished musician, for sharing this quote.]

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