Wednesday, May 12, 2010

so small, but so exiciting

no photos yet...i gotta get my kids outta bed and my hair is to crazy to run outside right now. but i have plants growing!!!! yesterday after yoga class i was standing in my living room admiring my garden plot and i saw something odd on the soil. at first i was like...oh, shit, what is that? what the hell is on my garden? and i ran out all sweaty and a mess...and lo and behold, they were tiny little kale plants! wow! i think i really did squeal with glee. and i am not just writing that for you, i really did. and the snow peas had sprouted too. and a little bit of the chard. so, i watered them. i really water a lot, and my soil is right up to the rim of the raised bed, so often some dirt flows out over the top. lily always yell at me....mama, you are putting too much water! but i think it is fine.
the next couple days are supposed to be even more gorgeous than yesterday. sunny and up in the 70's! i hope my little plants keep reaching towards the sun, growing taller. and when i go to bed at night, i think about how i am going to get the zucchini and peas and tomatoes to grow upright. with a wire or wooden trellis, i suppose. i guess i have a little time to decide.
exciting though, right?
enjoy your wednesday!!!!
and if you feel down, think of my tiny kale. fighting against the odds. breaking through out of its comfortable little seed shell, opening up and being vulnerable. anything could have happened to it as it opened and yet it did despite the dangers, when it could have stayed safe for an eternity as a seed. the seed yielded its perceived safety and it started its precious journey, toward the sun. what warms you? what keeps you sheltered in your perceived safety? hardened like a seed? do you have the courage? this analogy is remembered from a deck of tarot cards i have that are inspired by Osho. OK, even though i risk being late for school, i cannot resist. i am gonna get the book and just type out the quote. here is a quote from the book....
"The seed cannot know what is going to happen, the seed has never known the flower. And the seed cannot even believe that he has the potential to become a beautiful flower. Long is the journey, and it is always safer not to go on that journey because the path is unknown. Nothing is guaranteed. Thousand and one are the pitfalls - and the seed is secure, hidden inside a hard core. but the seed tried, it makes an effort; it drops its hard shell which is its security, it starts moving. Immediately the fight starts: the struggle with the soil, with the stones, with the rocks. and the seed was very hard and the sprout will be very soft and the dangers will be many. But the sprout starts towards the unknown, towards the sun, towards the source of light, not knowing where, not knowing why. Great is the cross to be carried, but a dream possesses the seed and the seed moves. The same is the path for man. It is arduous. Much courage will be needed." -Osho
"when we are faced with a difficult situation we have a choice: we can either be resentful, and try to find somebody or something to blame for the hardship, or we can face the challenge and grow. The flower shows us the way, as its passion for life leads it out of its darkness and into the light. There is no point fighting against the challenges of life, or trying to avoid or deny them. They are there, and if the seed is to become the flower (or in my case, kale) we must go through them. be courageous enough to grow into the flower you are meant to be."
great stuff...i always think of this card "Courage" as i am gardening. i always think of how things relate to my spiritual life and growth. that's just me.
peace.
melissa

2 comments:

Amy said...

I saw your kale sprouts this afternoon (before reading this post) and I too squealed. It's so neat to see them sprout of from SEED BABY.

Amy said...

okay it was less a squeal and more of a surfer chick "alriiight."