Monday, May 11, 2009

Can a Plant Have Courage?

I don't know much about plants. I care for those plants and trees that were at one time someone else's, and so far I seem to be mostly successful. I saw this particular plant at the edge of a colossal canyon. It was all alone. That is a solitary blade of grass right next to it. It is tiny compared to the massive surroundings, that include tremendous cliffs, gigantic trees, and impressive brush. It is probably a weed. It doesn't know that - the idea that a weed is less desirable than a true 'plant' is not a part of it's make up. It is surviving. It has taken what it was given... a place to live, an environment to survive in, proper nutrients to grow on.... and it is living and growing. And I think it's kind of cute.

Is that courage? Taking what you have around you and finding a way to make it work so that you can flower and become what you were meant to be? Standing amongst others surrounding you that are bigger and in many eyes 'better' and being willing to hold your ground?

I don't know. All I know is that when I saw this little plant, the word that screamed through my head was courage. It seemed to fit.

1 comment:

foxyfrogmomma said...

yes. Plants have integrity also.The photo you show I believe is a sedum.If you take the flowers from Borage and make a flower essence,have a bit and you will be granted courage.