"whoever touches us, teaches us....."

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Where We Land

Some days, this is how life feels...barely surviving. On the other hand, against all odds, apart from the rest, and with very little nurturing...things just spring forth when and where you least expect it. It always seems like at the last minute, something pops up to save me. Or at the last dollar, an unexpected  extra few dollars from an unexpected source. When you think you are all alone in this world, someone makes an unexpected gesture that brightens your day. A small seed is life, no will of its own, but never the less...a life. It had no control over where it landed, where it  would call  home, or what nourishment it would receive. So it grew out of a crack of concrete, hanging sideways out of a wall. It did the best it could with what it had. It didn't flower, but it lived. it made no excuses for not living in the best neighborhood,or having a large income; it did what it needed to do to survive. It clung to a wall and hung on. Just a seed that stuck in the wall. And grew. And made the best of what it was dealt. Isn't this is how we all survive?


secret agent woman said...

Wonderful metaphor in that little clinging plant.

Day Traveler said...

You know, that's the way I feel most of the time. Do the best you can with what you've got. Mostly, it isn't very glamorous but is usually satisfying in some basic, soul felt way. In the movie, Shakespeare In Love, one of the characters I think named Philip Henslowe often says "all will end well". When asked by his contemporaries how he knows this, his answer is always "it's a mystery". So is the life we live. A mystery. I believe that if we have faith, no matter what our circumstances, all will end well.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Pat. I have a clematis growing from a crack between the garage and the sidewalk. Every year when I see it thrive and bloom I think of this very thing. Make the most of what life gives you.