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Garden Meditation


The gardening season is upon us. This is a light-hearted meditation about friends in our life. Do some of your friends remind you of the things you may find in your garden of life? Take a peek.

Let us give thanks for a bounty of people.

For children who are our second planting, and though they grow like weeds and the wind too soon blows them away, may they forgive us our cultivation and fondly remember where their roots are.

Let us give thanks;

For generous friends...with hearts...and smiles as bright as their blossoms;

For feisty friends, as tart as apples;

For continuous friends, who like scallions and cucumbers, keep reminding us

that we've had them;

For crotchety friends, sour as rhubarb and indestructible;

For handsome friends, who are as gorgeous as eggplants and as elegant as a

row of corn, and the others, as plain as potatoes and so good for you;

For funny friends, who are as silly as Brussels sprouts and as amusing as Jerusalem artichokes;

And serious friends as unpretentious as cabbages, as subtle as summer

squash, as persistent as parsley, as delightful as dill, as endless as zucchini,

and who, like parsnips, can be counted on to see you through the winter;

For old friends, nodding like sunflowers in the evening time and young friends

coming on as fast as radishes;

For loving friends, who wind around us like tendrils and hold us, despite our

blights, wilts, and witherings;

And finally, for those friends now gone, like gardens past that have been

harvested, but who fed us in their times...

For all these, we give thanks.


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