Comments On - Get Out of the Way

We are only the planters of the seeds. We hope that they grow the way we want them to in our gardens, and are left guessing when they do not. Yet they will grow without our help only a few feet away as a wild plant. We are ONLY the planters of the seed.
Carl, Livermore, CA
Posted: 1/29/2012 12:34:22 PM
Rick, I have to agree with you and Bruce too. We think we own our plots of dirt with houses on them but in reality we are only care takers for a short time and then the land and the house gets passed on to the next care taker. If we are fortunate, it will be given to the next generation of family members and they will build upon our labors but usually not.

It is interesting just where plants sometimes decide to grow. The special place in my yard for plants to grow is in the gutters. When the trees get to the four inch mark, I know it's time to clean out the gutters. Have a great day enjoying the mysteries of nature.
David, Omaha, NE
Posted: 10/1/2011 7:00:41 AM
Brilliant! Again, again mankind is reminded of just how insignificant our efforts are in face of the awesome power of Nature! Just think, for all our arrogance, the plants will still win. The concrete will crumble, the asphalt will be reduced to sand and the plants will once again take over the planet.

The poet Shelley captured this well in his short, direct commentary on mankind and its influence, Ozymandias.

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away".

The best we can do is to care for what we have, nurture what we want and remember that we are only temporary travelers here.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 9/30/2011 8:07:01 AM
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