I have crossed over. I am now a gardener...maybe not in skill...YET...but in spirit. I have herbs that I grow on my balcony--basil, mint, thyme and Rosemary--a hint of green in my otherwise concrete home in Chicago. I decided on herbs because I intend to be a practical gardener. I will grow these flavorings directly from the land the way the universe intended. I've had my downs, horrific foliage damage from a unseasonable cold spell, as well as my ups, a delicious mojito made with my own mint. There is nothing that has given me more joy these last few weeks than tending to my garden on warm summer day. Perhaps, I missed my calling.