Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The inconstant gardener

Me and my counsellor came up with a great metaphor for relationships, life and everything: gardening.

It's about sewing your seeds (so to speak) and taking care of them, not just forgetting about them, nurturing them, watering them, then being patient in waiting for the plant to grow.

It's also about what type of plant you want to grow; whether you want to grow prize-winning flowers that you can show off to others or if you grow wholesome, nutritional fruits that have a better long-term benefit.

It's also about trial and error. It's not just reading a gardening book, it's writing your own gardening book by learning from your mistakes.

But sometimes, life is a bitch and the seeds fall on rough ground and there's nothing you can do about it. You can give the seeds the best conditions but it's not always in your control.

This is a great metaphor but it worries me because the only time I had an allotment (see pic) I was so crap at it I gave up after two weeks when it got covered with weeds. Look at the state of it!


Blogger Tori said...

Good metaphor. I came up with one about fly fishing, but it's more about hooking people, reeling them in and then throwing them back. Sensing my mind set at the moment?!

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