This farmer real­izes that the rela­tion­ship with her work, like any good rela­tion­ship is, and should be, rec­i­p­ro­cal. That the work, the land, would not be as good with­out her com­mit­ment to it. And, in turn, it returns that com­mit­ment to her. And, because of her inti­macy with it, it returns that much more.

This. This pas­sion. This love for what we are born to do. Whatever that is for each of us. Like her, our days should be filled with it. Every moment. We should wake up each day inch­ing to get up to our necks in it. To be cov­ered with it. To be a part of it. To be inti­mate with it.

Patrick Rhone — The Farmer.