Sunday, March 18, 2012

Can you hear the grass growing?

Can you hear the grass growing?

The grass is starting to turn green again. If you listen, you can hear it crackle and creak away the worries of the winter past. Not that this past winter has been anything but mild and dry. The blades of grass are starting to come back to life. Some all by themselves alone, waiting for their friends to awaken. Some are in groups, already starting the party that will take them into October. If at this point…you are asking yourself, “SO WHAT”…

I will tell you SO WHAT!

The sound of the grass growing is about life. It is about the life of a teacher that is reborn once the grass is green enough. It’s about the children that are one-year older and celebrating the end of a school year to remember. It’s about the burgers on the grill, the long calming sips of wine, the intimate connections with the birds as they eat and leave gifts on the cedar fence.

The sound is often muffled by the running of the lawnmowers of the neighborhood, the kids playing soccer between the houses, and the dogs rolling around in the newly green grass to cool off. Even with these sounds to hide the sounds of the growing grass…listen, you will hear it grow.

Does this sound have a smell? You bet it does. Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly cut grass, the lawn after a nice steady shower, or even the freshly donated stool from the little barking doggie?

It is time for you to join in. The next chance you get…go out and listen to the grass turn green. Listen to the grass growing. Close your eyes and listen. What is the worst thing that can happen? You relaxed for a moment and listened to life instead of letting it all pass by?

Enjoy today and all it has to offer.

Peace. Mark


  1. This is my favorite blog so far.

  2. For me, I'm listening to the snow melt. haha

  3. This is such a great post! I love the idea of using your other senses to "watch" the grass grow. All too often do I go about my everyday responsibilities without stopping to inhale and appreciate my life. Thanks for reminding me to do this, Mark. I will make more of an effort to listen to the grass grow.