Yesterday, after work I came home to find the peas completely toppled. What happened. They had grown beyond their support and with nothing to grasp on to further, they had grasped on to each other. Their little tendrils were twisted on to one another. Knotted. The weight of supporting one another had caused them all to fall down together.
As I was working in the garden this morning, untangling the tendrils, tying the peas to the support I had bought, I was thinking about this lesson. We are just like the peas. We grow up staked in our support systems: family and friends growing together. We mature and sometimes grow beyond our support. Letting go, we venture out on our own. We meet with friends that are like we are. Sharing the same likes and dislikes, the same interests. And for a while, it's great. We create. We give fruit. We flower. And when we need support, we hang on to each other.
|My garden today: June 24, 2011|