Why ‘Harvester Lake’?
A Harvester is someone who gathers what was planted, reaps in joy, and celebrates the fruits of their labour. But this does not come without hard work and fierce resolve.
It does not come without ambiguity, without knowing that there are powers beyond our control, and it does not always come when we hope it will.
No matter how hard we work at something, the harvester knows that some seasons will not be fruitful in the way we expect. Rather, the work provides the necessary ‘nutrients’ for another season of prosperity.
So despite the unknown—notwithstanding the work required—each step is approached with gentleness. Each move is made with focus and peace of mind. Yes, in the waiting, we do our best to approach each moment with the serenity of a calm Lake.
We just breathe. We stay grounded.
We plant the seeds of hope and joy, of kindness and compassion. We tend to them. We watch them grow. And it all takes time.
So, we reap in joy for the here and now—when we can—and we wait with joyful expectation for what is to come.
Harvester Lake is the also the root meaning behind my hyphenated first name:
We all have a purpose.
Come plant with me.
“It’s like planting a garden: the harvester puts the seed in soil, and waters it when the clouds don’t open naturally. But, the harvester can certainly not take claim for the creation of the seed in the first place. They merely do their part, knowing that there are higher powers at play that are beyond their control”. (A Voice in the Stillness)