In The Round

Around we go, trying to do the right thing, not sure if our actions will be true or not, but we strive ahead. We acknowledge the direction the wind is blowing and we make corrections to keep our balance. The timeframe for making our call is short, and it never comes with advance notification. Something falls into our lap, and then and there we reveal ourselves with our decision to act or not to act, to jump in, to turn around, to make a correction. The trick is to be true to oneself, always.

Like this dainty white fiddleneck, we’ll survive the longest if we can master the art of growing in the round. If our bends become waves of learning and grace they will not break us. If the winds of change that try to push us down make us stronger, then we will grow straighter and taller once they subside. The trials and troubles and bumps in the road we encounter will add padding to our armor and spring to our step so that the ride ends up being as smooth as we can make it.

So this fiddleneck does not grow straight and it does not complete a circle. But it is coping as best it can and staying true to who and what it is. For such a simple weed, that’s quite a nice bit of wisdom, don’t you think?

Many thanks for joining me on my circuitous journey of weed insight today. May your day offer up new perspectives and fresh views!

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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