I am a cairn. I am made of stones piled atop one another, arranged to be a marker of a meeting place or a memorial. I can help you find your way. I am made of stone and so cannot move. I have no arms so I cannot raise them up to you. But, thanks to the foresight of my builder, I have a lap. And in my lap I hold a stone that is an offering and a promise.
I offer up this stone as a talisman for those who fear getting lost. You can carry it with you and then, when you feel comfortable with your footing, and just right on your path, you can leave the stone at the side of the path for another to carry for awhile. I offer it up as a memento, so that you can envision your journey along this path long after it has been completed. I offer it up as an opportunity – to find another like it and add to my collection, and thereby join our merry group. I offer it up as a gift, a promise that you will travel the ways that others have gone and you will not be alone. You will join a band of adventurers who saw the sights you see and have relished them. You will share their good luck.
I hold this small stone on my lap and it is for you to take or to leave, as you wish. It is a boast, a mantra, a battle cry to carry you forth into the beyond.
Happy adventures, weed wanderers! May your weed routes be marked with cairns, and if not, consider building one!
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.