wow, i love this woman's writing. she makes me think about things and appreciate things that i'm ashamed to say i usually don't think about. (i need to weed my small patch of garden but now i can't go out and buy that weedkiller i was going to, because that'll kill some insects that i have no business killing.) i love what she did in this book, weaving nature with life and living and love. it's powerful and moving and funny and even when it's predictable it's lovely.