I raise the pick-axe high up above my head. I bring it back down with all my might. I hear an audible thud at it pierces into the ground.
I change my grip.
The soil turns over as I pry it out of the ground. I smile to myself in satisfaction at the sight of the churning soil. It is a calm, soothing sight, worth the magnitude of the effort required to produce it.
I change grips as I ready myself and raise the pick-axe high up above my head once more.
I am the artist, the Earth my canvas. The pick-axe is my brush, the chaos my muse.
Seeds will be sown and vegetation will be grown. Spoils will be shared and cheer will be spread.
But for all the good that is done, I am the one having all the fun, for this sight is for me, this art is my own.
Digging the ground is surprisingly soothing. And extremely tiring. But worth the effort, all the same.