One Flower Only  

sweetalyssum 47F
560 posts
11/9/2005 7:15 pm

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One Flower Only

I realize that is possibly too ridiculous for words to think that woman can be relagated to only one flower as a metaphor. In actuality a woman is essentially like a garden.

At times full of such exquisite lush beauty of soul and body that literally the senses are stunned. Other times a fallowness that fools both she and others into believing she is barren of depth and fertility.

The seasons of a woman so like a garden, and the seasons can all be experienced in one day in the life of a woman. The bleakness of winter, leading to the hope of spring which flows into the humid lure of summer, finally to the falling autumn brittle with suspicions, just one day.

As I blog, I learn to cherish my thoughts. I learn that I am a woman. That my life is full of the contrasts that a garden will go through and each are necessary for new growth. The seasons I go through are simply a measure of time and experience and will cycle again. I will bloom with more than one flower and experience more than one year of seasons.

It's rather comforting to take this view...

rm_magnet4u22 49F
18406 posts
11/9/2005 8:46 pm

And, within that garden, each year of seasons will bring more beautiful blooms if the garden is nurtured, cared for and loved.


rm_mtnravyn 60M
890 posts
11/9/2005 9:30 pm

The good news is that we can make the necessary conditions and return to our own natural cycles again. It is through the love for and the caring for our natural seasons that we protect our lives from being dragged into someone else's rhythm, someone else's dance, someone else's hunger. It is through validation of our distinct cycles for sex, creation, rest, play, and work that we relearn to define and discriminate between all our wild senses and seasons.
-Clarissa Pinkola Estes

rm_raisipsa 58M
11 posts
11/10/2005 12:19 am

In an old favorite of mine, "Being There" by Jerzy Kosinski,
Chance the Gardener says "As long as the roots are not severed, all is well. And all will be well in the garden" and goes on to say "In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again."

In case you didn't read the book or see the movie, Chance, a mentally challenged man who is displaced as a live in gardener by the death of his employer, becomes a presidential advisor ("Chauncey Gardiner") based on his "insightful" economic theories all metaphorically related to life in the garden.

Thought you might be interested. "Gardens" are wonderful places, full of surprises and some gardens are a great place meet that special someone.

gemini0157 59M  
6842 posts
11/10/2005 12:03 pm

very nice analogy. You just reminded me winter is coming though... I hope we can get through these cold somber days until we sprout again! We'll conserve our energy I guess.

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