Two things I've learnt today:
1. It's common practice in wildlife focused or organic gardening to leave the cutting back of perennials until early spring. I always assumed it was generally to leave cover for overwintering insects but it's not just that: insects even overwinter inside the hollow stems of plants and best of all, in the seed pods! I love that idea. I'd live in a seed pod if I could...
2. Maybe, just maybe, when I'm sitting Zazen regularly, for a couple of periods a day, I forget how it feels to not sit. So after a while, my sitting starts to wane and the grip of motivation weakens. Maybe, just maybe, it's a case of remembering that without sitting, life's just not as good.