At this time of year the sun bakes the soil and the wild lands start to crack, revealing the paths that water and erosion have continually taken. The cracks show the difference between the weak and the strong, the stable and the fluid, the unforgiving and the malleable. They lead to strong weeds whose roots take advantage of the extra space to grow deeper where they can find the cooler parts of earth. Horehound is a master of surviving. It will hold its essence tightly within and curl away from the hot sun, as it strengthens its underground holdings.
A gal looked at the cracks leading to the strongest weed on her land and thought about the cracks that sometimes appear in life. If our repeated actions lead to cracks, then perhaps a pattern can be seen, and lessons gleaned from the visible evidence of our habits. Made aware, we can take advantage of the deep reserves within to strengthen our position, hold on tighter to the good, and curl away from the harmful influences in our life. Thank you weed, once again! I shall try to be mindful.
Please come back tomorrow for a new “Weed Image of the Day” and let me know which ones you like.
We and our weeds are so much more than what we first appear to be.
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One Reply to “Cracks Make a Path”
I will never think of cracks the same way again 🙂