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.