Sigh….So many things I wanted to blog about this weekend and so little time…I have been alternating between watching my amazing boy walk a little bit further and a little bit further (we’re up to six steps in a row before the inevitable face plant), doing a mini ground force on my garden with some very generous friends and their spades, and preparing for a trial starting tomorrow. Sometimes you have to make time for some non-legal stuff, and getting back in touch with the important stuff in life, and the raw earth is crucial to maintaining my judgment and perspective on law and on the job, to my emotional strength and to my sense of a self apart from the dysfunction and unhappiness of others that fills up so much of my working week. I can’t articulate it but there is something significant and reassuring about the fact that whatever hideous scenario faces me at work this week, however unpleasant the minutaie of the lives I come across this week, my sunflowers will all the while be steadily growing taller, the loganberries will be gradually ripening, the tomatoes will be turning to fruit one by one, and the apples on the tree will be getting fatter and fatter. I don’t have the time I would like to spend on expanding this thought now, as put-off prep of tomorrow’s cross examination awaits. Although I am up late preparing for work as a result of the time out I have had this weekend doing other things I will be a better advocate tomorrow for having spent time watching things grow: all of my children.