Several years ago I had a dream in which our garden was alive, a huge heart beating, the presence underneath it brown and, yes, masculine. I know the earth is supposed to be Mother, but this presence was more like Father. Whatever it was, it was ready to come forth and begin another season. Our small garden is a living presence, and this spring it has gone wild with greens.
Cabbages look like big birds about to fly off!
The Green Man oversees it all. Was he the presence I dreamed about, his heart beating underneath the soil, ready for spring?