Being from the desert, I am more used to things fading. Here I am learning that things don’t fade as much as they get over-taken. Don’t stand in one place for too long!…†…monos en theos…jim
Growth of Man -- like Growth of Nature -- Gravitates within -- Atmosphere, and Sun endorse it -- Bit it stir -- alone -- Each -- its difficult Ideal Must achieve -- Itself -- Through the solitary prowess Of a Silent Life -- Effort -- is the sole condition -- Patience of Itself -- Patience of opposing forces -- And intact Belief -- Looking on -- is the Department Of its Audience -- But Transaction -- is assisted By no Countenance --
You just got to love the heart of Emily Dickinson. Grow today, even if only by the slightest…†…jim
I am known as an impatient man. Waiting has never been one of my virtues.
At times I find myself much like this plant. So weighed down by the seeds of thoughts, dreams, ideas and desires.
A lot of the time I never allow the time for even one of my seeds to be planted and grow. While waiting for it to sprout, I plant another.
Can one think of their A.D.D. as a gift?
“The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” 2 Corinthians 9:6
but,you do have to give the seed a chance to grow……monos en theos…..jim
“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”
― William Blake
I do long for the new start that comes with Spring. I so enjoyed and envied this big specimen at Ft Davis National Historic Site that was beginning to show sign of becoming green. Despite all the warning signs around it that cautioned me to stay away because of the danger of falling limbs, it was becoming Spring itself.
Ah, that I should be so old and be considered dangerous. As a man, I flat out love that hope that I could be dangerous.
Enjoy life! en theos ††† jim
Some days, I question what the hell am I planting ?
What am I growing?
Do I even produce fruit from which to be judged?
Sometimes it feels that the best option is to grow nothing and then, do you avoid being judged?
Peace out, Praying for a calm week and to at least prepare the soil. ††† en theos ††† jim
Spring is slowly coming to the Southwest desert. The roadside are showing a bit of color despite are desperate lack of rainfall.
It helps me to grow into the next season of life even if a might be a little behind the flora & fauna. I feel winter will be my season for a bit more. Pray for rain or whatever you might need to bloom into the next season. Grow at your own pace.
en theos ††† jlawrence