Chapter 6

The Legacy Continuum

Gardeners instinctively know that flowers and plants are a continuum and that the wheel of garden history will always be coming full circle.

—FRANCIS CABOT LOWELL

I am writing this chapter right now. You are reading this chapter right now. I write with my present circumstances in mind, but by the time you read this chapter, what is current for me will be the past for you. Although this may seem like important information, it truly is irrelevant because a legacy is timeless. It happens in the past, the present, and the future. It is not a linear process. Instead, it is a series of circular adventures and inventures that are designed to encompass all of our experiences, ultimately defining our total person as it emerges ...

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