Harvesting the soil over time without adding to it ends with depleting the fertility, leaving it without muscle or synapse. Soil, like the mind, needs regular feeding to reproduce the fertility it was blessed with. Good compost may be likened to the fully digested product of past material experience. With water, air, heat and those harvested materials from the past, a fungal, bacterial enzymatic biomass is created which will raise the past into the fertile dust of renewal. The renewal takes time, heat, the right enzymes, destruction of pathological bacteria, the turning over of the compost, aeration, watering ,catalytic admixture and earth worms which will tell you that you are on the right track. Is the remediation of the infertile mind the same and as simple as the compost pile? Maybe not, but I have to give it a shot, at least as hard as I worked at the compost bin. It seems to me it as as important as the tackling of the dirt. Then you can trust that the ruminant harvests you have brought up from your past will be re-digested with care and with luck your muscle, muse, synapses and mental fertility have a chance. We aren't that different from the compost. But both of us are special. We both came from dirt and to dirt we shall return.
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