On a sunny Tuesday morning last week, I spent a little time with Miles (who is actually a man named Marty Kraft.) We both sat on a bench in the community garden he began at a school for troubled youth, located on Troost.
Marty's passion for gardening is unquenchable and contagious. The following is the response I received to a loaded question concerning his primary reason for pursuing this activity:
“The interaction that takes place between humans and nature when walking into a beautiful place—it’s almost like you are walking into a conversation with all that life. I think you become part of the conversation.”
All of the sudden, I am longing to engage in this gorgeous conversation.