be still  

guilford2006 68M
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4/16/2006 6:26 am

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12/19/2007 8:04 pm

be still


i know, i know, on this site i am supposed to be the tumescent and rapacious swordsman, ever ready to deflower the quailing virgin. well, news of note, there are dang few 50 year old virgins, especially those who are grandmothers. but, also. maybe it is sweet warm spring air thickening with pollen and new leaves, but, here is a thing. i left some cabbage plants in the garden last year. just didn't bother with them. my lack of industry has now resulted in tall stalks of yellow flowers eagerly visited by fat bumblebees. i was struck with the thought, what other things has my apparent omission allowed to blossom into something good? worse yet, what things have i actually done that have formed showy succor for bees or other creatures in this tortured metaphor? and that leads me back to a thing i have learned by watching women at their handiwork. they know to do things with minimal force. and they know how to wait for things to evolve. i imagine that is as frustrating to them as it is to me, but it works sometimes. i just wish i knew what were those things i needed to wait out.

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