There is much to learn in nature. Possibly the only thing Nature can’t teach us is how to get on with other humans… or how to repair a motorcycle. Still, there is much to learn. What doesn’t kill us makes us strong, it is said. And what does it take to be strong? Resiliance, perseverance, growth, being true to ourselves while still being flexible, honouring our own innate and individual beauty… I’m sure you can name more…
So here is the story, of the Desert Pea who grew voluntarily, and with no water to encourage it. It shone its beauty and was admired. Greatly.
And then the giants came. For days they were jack hammering, digging, and shaking the earth until it seemed everything would fall apart. But the little Desert Pea was saved. The nice workmen honoured it and protected it, as if it was their own.
The giants did their job, and leaving behind their prints on the ground, they went away.
Spring was approaching and it was time to mulch the garden. The men delivering the mulch didn’t know about the little Desert Pea….and it was buried alive!
Soon it was uncovered, bit by bit, leaf by leaf. It was broken and battered from life, and near death experience, but it was alive.
And on this first day of Spring, it is reborn, much admired…and very well mulched.