I just got this while watching a permaculture lecture--I've had a bias to see elements of gardens as plants, and as static
Even these, for certain, are in a constant flux of change and towards disintegration. I agree. The stones absorb heat, absorb moisture, potentially get ice in them, freeze solid, are broken up by lichen and plant roots, and are thus slowly breaking down to salt the sea. The frame of the raised bed, even if made from pressure treated wood, will absorb moisture, will dry out, will crack, and these cracks will be a micro-climate for microbes and plants, will eventually rot, will break down into soils. Nothing is permanent, at least in the form as you see it now.
Perhaps the stepping stones, or frame of a raised bed.
More often than not, though we may think to the contrary, modern humans are predominantly running on subconscious impulses based on assumptions and past experiences rather than on conscious observations of the here and now. This knowing, that is the step that you are describing and are making, is indeed a step beyond the regular 3 dimensional paradigm. This type and level of observation takes a conscious effort to sustain over the long term. It is, in myself and in most people, very much like an atrophied muscle that needs a lot of stimulus and work to build into something that is used automatically.
And if I catch myself in an illusion some of the time, imagine how much more there is to observe if I really let go of this habit? how many moments of my observing of my garden may have been blocked? what new worlds might this open up?
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