When I drive by certain houses, I almost stop to admire their beauty. In our town, on the way to the grocery store, there are at least two of these houses. Good symmetry in the architecture, well manicured lawns, solid boundaries.

This morning (a Saturday) I awoke at 5:30am. After a bike ride, I started working in the lawn. I started edging. That is, I began digging up weeds, making the distinction between cement and lawn. The process was therapeutic. And in my eyes, our house and lawn look much better.

Edging, I think, is a key contributor to our minds’ perception of beauty. It provides a beginning and an end. It gives our eyes boundaries. It keeps things in their rightful place.

What do you think? Is edging a key to beauty, not just in lawns, but other areas as well?

Published by omerdylanredden

I write.

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