i don't know if this really counts as mending, but i super-duper like the idea of it, so i'm going to share. i was cleaning out the fridge a couple days back and came across a sad and wilted bunch of kale stuffed all the way at the back. i sighed and felt sad because i hate wasting food. i resigned myself to composting it, but then i remembered that, last month, i was able to revive a bunch of asparagus by snapping off the ends and putting them in water for a day. it was an idea that occurred to me because i sometimes do that with cut flowers to make them last longer. worth a try, right? one of the side-effects of the mending year is noticing how much it's cutting down what i waste - on pretty much every front: food, clothes, friendships, moments to collaborate or help or apologize. so i cut off the ends of the kale stems and plopped them in this glass of water. the greens have risen again like jesus - a real produce miracle! i am *so* putting kale in my dinner tonight :)
ps: if you drink enough water, maybe you'll be reborn, too! hydration is what jesus would have done.