3/11/08

the way here

a week or so away from home, i returned yesterday to find my (assumed) dead plants in the earliest stages of renewal: the elephant ear whose 5ft. stature had crumbled to a stump and the four o'clock whose flowers had dropped one by one until nothing remained but the plastic bucket of earth, had sprouted several new stalks and leaves.

i thought first of the natural life cycle; then, of the premature abandonment of matters that are simply in gestation. i remembered that perhaps in those moments we're most doubtful, the circumstance is merely turning over into itself, preparing for something new; that maybe if we just let go for a bit--understand that some things are outside of our immediate control, and demand our patience--we might be surprised by life's impending generosity.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Beautiful. I can think of so many times when impatience made me assume something was dead, finished, over. And then...

Carleen Brice said...

Wonderful insight!

Sustenance Scout said...

Oooh, I love this. K.

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

I like this thought! It inspires me incredibly!