THE GARDENER RETURNS

The Gardener Returns,Part 1, Audio

November 27, 2014

The Gardener Returns, Part 1, an audio version – for commuters, travelers, and those whose attention is compromised by the rapid transition of events – for I am one of you.

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The Gardener Returns, A Dialogue, Part Ten Coda

March 10, 2013

So we bring all this to an end. The coda finalizes the Gardener’s journey.

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The Gardener Returns, A Dialogue, Part Ten H

March 2, 2013

The line of our story is coming full circle. The Gardener has a successful career in the Land of Castles. But the Kings that drove him from the Garden in Drake’s Mouth, now send the Rep to invade the Land of Castles. Then one day he stops at a used car lot and finds his burden relieved.

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The Gardener Returns, A Dialogue, Part Ten G

February 12, 2013

When the Gardener is banished to the woods near the river, he creates a new garden on the edge of what was once called the Little Garden in the Mouth of the Serpent. But alas one fine spring day, in spite of his success, he sees a large tanker riding high on its journey downriver and realizes he must leave.

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The Gardener Returns, A Dialogue, Part Ten F

January 20, 2013

The President of the Institution studies the old mission statement, determined to find a language more appropriate to modern understanding. In the meantime a struggle ensues between the gardeners and management in which the gardeners win Union representation to everyone’s surprise. Not easily defeated, the President presents her new mission statement. One by one the gardeners leave. The Gardener finds himself alone with a new title and the famous High Garden in the hands of a novice.

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The Gardener Returns, A Dialogue, Part Ten E

December 24, 2012

On the night the Elevator Shaft garden is destroyed in “a weather event,” the Gardener sees the Porcelain Man again. Not long after, the President initiates her plans to transform the gardener’s garage into a Visitor’s Center, with a sales shop and a virtual map of the grounds. This transformation becomes a battlefield on which the gardeners struggle against forces inadvertently destroying the meaning of the botanical beings they were hired to protect.

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The Gardener Returns, A Dialogue, Part Ten D

November 26, 2012

With the Kings’ model for product branding in mind, the President seeks the notoriety of a famous TV star to enhance the reputation of the Institution. She has invited the host of the garden show, Whose Garden?, Captain Morning Glory, to develop one of the garden beds. To the dismay of the gardeners, Morning Glory’s crew takes over the potting shed. While shaving Morning Glory has a vision. Following the whims of an artist he creates a new garden on the central lawn calling it the Elevator Shaft.

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The Gardener Returns, A Dialogue, Part Ten C

November 4, 2012

The President continues to secure the Kings’ power over the public realm dismantling the Wizard’s legacy in the Garden, now called the Institution. The Gardener rallies the Potting Shed gardeners but internal conflicts fostered by the President on the advice of Development undermine their unity causing friction between the older and the younger gardeners. Finally the Gardener in despair has a vision wherein he sees the face of the Old Woman in a pail of water.

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The Gardener Returns, A Dialogue, Part Ten B

September 30, 2012

The Wizard and his gardeners stand alone against the Change the President has in mind. Nonetheless, the Dragon swallows the Garden, slowly at first but with increasing speed. The Wizard is banished and the gardeners face the Kings’ agents in a struggle for the Garden.

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