My burden is weighty but it is not heavy. My burden brings smiles, but it is serious. My burden is for the weak as well as the brave, the young and the old. My burden is a gift, but also an obligation. My burden comes easily some days, but on others, it is a task requiring forethought and effort. My burden is light. To give light, to spread lightness, to spread lightheartedness and engender an airy feeling, an aura of optimism and possibility – that is my burden. I shall carry it gladly and with resolve.
How important it is to laugh, to feel free to create and explore and grow and make mistakes. All those great advances need light in order to thrive. Take away the light, the air of possibility – please do not – for then self expression, dreams and endeavors shall die, withering on the vine for lack of sustenance and light. For without light all things perish.
So thank you weed, for helping me to see that the role of the cheerleader, the facilitator, the supporter, the friend, the mentor, the mother is a very heavy one indeed. My burden is light, but I carry it gladly, giving it the weight it deserves.
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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8 Replies to “My Burden”
thank you for visiting my blog recently … with your permission, I would like to post an excerpt on my blog from your words above (about the “air of possibility”), and I would, of course, provide a link back to your original post. I found your words to be inspirational, and it touched something in me … especially about our burden to reflect the light.
please let me know if I have your permission to post an excerpt from this blog post …
Thank You! I would be honored. Yes, you have my permission. Happy New Year! I do hope 2013 brings blessing a plenty your way.
thank you for your prompt response … and thank you for the words of inspiration
I don’t know how to insert a link back to my blog, but your words prompted me to write something today, and this is after weeks of silence. Thank you again.
http://theinvisibleshadow.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/the-air-of-possibility/ – this is the link to ntexas99’s blog article. Beautiful photos here and interesting word imagery. Weeds. I’ve eaten them in salads for certain and often found them very pretty in my lawn. I’m from West Texas (although I live in Maryland now) and once had a tumbleweed corsage.
A tumbleweed corsage! My oh my, how I can envision that!
thanks for inserting the link back to my blog, Barbara … and for following my link over here, so that you can take a peek at what she’s creating in this space. Love the idea of weeds. Scraggly. Hardy. Unnoticed by most. Resilient. And often beautiful.