Frost and hope

Maggie just returned to Tuscany after a week in Berlin, where her husband Joel Meyerowitz has a photography retrospective. I was eager to hear about her trip -- and also yearned for her wisdom about where we might find hope in the winter garden. The morning's frost on the fields outside her window gave us both inspiration, as did a poem Maggie keeps on her desktop, by Pablo Neruda:

I sat in the garden
spattered
by the great drops of
winter,
and it seemed to me
impossible
that beneath all that
sadness,
that crumbled solitude, 
the roots were still at
work
with no one to
encourage them.

Photo for this episode by Joel Meyerowitz. You can find out more about Joel's retrospective here.