The Hungry Gap

As we were picking our first-of-the-season broad beans and sugar snap peas from the vegetable plot at the weekend, I began to reflect on what gardeners in the UK call the hungry gap.

…the time between the last winter produce coming to an end and when the first crops of the new season can be harvested…

Having food of all varieties available all year round means that many people have lost sight of this seasonality and it’s link to supply.  There is an illusion of constancy.

What got me thinking was how resilience comes from getting through the metaphorical hungry gaps we experience in our lives.

Whether emotional, financial, developmental…whatever the reason… when the good times; the times of plenty shift, it’s how we respond and move forward that makes the difference.

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