Yuletide

Last night I dreamt of my garden. It was winter & I was surrounded by fresh greens: cabbages & lettuce, the name lollo rosso rolling around my mind. An anxiety dream in response to plague island border closures & speculative veg shortages on the face of things, or the body's call for something to mitigate the onslaught of mince pies, but I woke feeling deeply comforted. A glut of lush winter greens is not the current state of things in my actual garden, but I am meanwhile bolstered by the farmers’ shops and market, and I suppose I know that it could be. Next winter could see this dream come true, in the new veg beds we built this year in this garden, itself many years dreamings finally come into being.

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