Does a daffodil ever feel like giving up? Does it ever say to itself, “Is it worth the effort? Does anyone even see me? Does anyone care?”
Or what about the poor bulbs in this pile? They were planted in a container and took their time about growing. But the tree roots underneath the pot didn’t. They filled the container.
Then, one day, needing the pot, and thinking the bulbs hadn’t survived, I tipped out the soil filled with tree roots. The next spring, the bulbs came up and have ever since. Did they ever think they should quit?
Does this hyacinth complain about the soil being too shallow in its dish? And being crowded by tree roots? Does it care that it is covered with leaves?
What about these crocuses? Did they feel defeated at some point? The tree roots didn’t stop them. Nor the leaves. They broke holes in the leaves and came straight though them. They even defied the gardener who was too busy to put them in a proper bed. Being tenacious is a good thing; it brings flowers in the spring.
Have a beautiful day.
A TALE OF TWO JASMINES
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