There is a tiny sprig of green in the clay pot on my patio. Last summer purple clematis flowers spilled from the pot and weaved in and out of the railings. They were the picture of abundance. In the cold of winter and the ruthlessness of the financial crisis over the last six months, I had begun to wonder if abundance could ever return to anything, including my small garden. There is a barren feeling that comes when jobs are lost and futures become murky. That feeling is intensified by the lifelessness of the winter months.
As I watch my plants return to life, I am reminded that the economy, my own and the world’s, will too return to life. The next logical question becomes, “when?” I say move past that question for now. Yes, I know, answering it correctly is akin to a winning lottery ticket. Lottery winnings aside, I believe the better question is, “am I ready for the rebound?” The world will be a different place because of this crisis. Listen to my conversation with Martin Wolf, to get a sense of why that is the case. (Permalink:
2 Responses to “Getting Ready for the Rebound”
Janice Coleman Says:
April 5th, 2009 at 5:34 am
This is a very realistic view of “today”. Renewal is all around us! How exciting. All the best, Janice
Dori Connolly Says:
April 8th, 2009 at 1:21 pm
Mary – Most excellent thoughts on the economy. We need your comments on the financial pages of every newspaper. Hope is what America was built on. Thanks for the uplifting and realistic article.