As we travel on our paths to our futures, some of us seem to know which direction to head in while others go off course, but perhaps those “some” are just better practiced than their companions at heeding the signposts along the way.
Now that the summer sun shines brightly on reflections of lessons learned and lessons to come, this weed stands as a teacher pointing to his students the way they should face. This weed teacher leads his charges with quiet conviction and although he may be dried into rigidity and past his prime, he knows the way. He has seen it before, year after year. With unending patience, he points until the weedlings discover the truth for themselves. Green and wet behind the ears, young’uns think they know the way, in fact they pretty much think they know everything. Even if they grow right beside a path that is clearly marked, the weedlings are apt to go wild and off course. The brilliant value of their undefined futures can blind them with promises unfocussed, until they learn to stay true to an honorable course.
Whether we are weedlings or wizened oaks we will all hit forks in the road, pot holes and rough spots which cannot be avoided. But if we learn to pay attention to signposts we will find our way back.
Thank you teachers for guiding us and having the endurance to stay rooted whilst all around you the young whirl in tempests of self important folly. Thank you for your patience and your faith by always pointing the way.
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.