Friday, January 29, 2010

Tropism


How can you




throw out




a seasonal plant




that still yearns?







27 comments:

  1. Yearns and leans towards the light, Kass. Of course you can't throw it out.

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  2. I might say, ". .especially if that 'lant is one's mother or once was one's husband." Keep the plant, Kass. It will finally die some day, but let it live until it's natural life is over. Love, Leslie

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  3. DAVE - That's what I thought!

    ELISABETH - My friend, Linda throws out her geraniums every year. This one was about to go and I rescued it. It's 3 years old. I bring it in every winter and it grows and leans and yearns to be outside again. Glad you understand.

    LESLIE - You got it, girlfriend. My Mom going to assisted living is exactly what was on my mind. Look at the video on the sidebar. These 2 have been married 62 years. He's 90. It makes me cry, but then, everything is making me cry this week-end.

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  4. how could you let go of something that still leans into life? no way. plants, humans, animals, we all have a drive to survive and thrive. the challenge becomes one of knowing when to let go-not of the thing, but of the expectation of forever.

    and i think it's something in the air-everything's making me cry too!

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  5. STANDING - This does seems to be the weepy weekend. I just watched a sketchbook video on YouTube that got me going. If you're interested, take a look

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  6. kass, thanks. what a beautiful combination. some days i am just overwhelmed by the divine in everything.

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  7. Oh I wish blogger would let us edit out typos in comments. Does seems - no, does seem.
    My mom going to assisted living, no. My mom's going (have to modify a gerund with a possessive),

    And yes, STANDING, the things that touch us bring up reverence for this life-living condition.

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  8. I was about to [sadly] put two geraniums in the trash dumpster when daughter rescued them. Following expert advice she knocked off the dirt, hung them upside down in the dark of her basement and they supposedly will resurect next spring. We'll see. I could not have kept them in my apartment. Rather like sending a friend to the ICU for "heroic measures" to save a life.

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  9. Don't throw it out: give it a different name, call it something else, give it a new beginning... and I'm growing a little cutting for you - it's not got a name but each time a new leaf appears I'll think of you and yours.

    And in the words of a dear Yorkshire matriarch of mine - "keep yer chin up, lass".

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  10. JUNE - please let me know if the hanging upside down thing works.

    RACHEL - I like this idea of giving it a different name, a new beginning. And I like that something can grow after a 'cutting.' Thanks so much for your kind words.

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  11. Thanks for the sidebar video. It reminds me of what's important. Just the sunshine I needed on a cold and snowy day.

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  12. TAG - glad you like the video. It made my day when I saw it too.

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  13. These look like outdoor type of plants. Seeing indoor plants remind me of why some people like me should not have plants... lucky there are water bulbs that feed water to plants slowly.

    I think plants are healthy to have around.

    Thanks for sharing
    Tom Bailey

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  14. TOM - You're right. It is healthy to have living things around me that I care about. Thanks for stopping by. I enjoy the conversations on your blog.

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  15. I have sympathy for any organism that still leans hopefully towards the light beyond its perceived time.

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  16. DICK - Beyond its perceived time. There's the hitch.

    MODG - 'Twas never my intention.

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  17. keep seeking the sun ...

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  18. "Plants cry their gratitude for the sun in green joy" ~Astrid Alauda

    Your plant looks like is having the joy of its life...
    What a great inspiration!

    loveNlight
    Gabi

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  19. S. ETOLE - That's good advice for all of us.

    GABI - What a wonderful quote. I like to think the plant is also grateful to me for rescuing it from my friend's garbage can. I really like Astrid's idea of green joy.

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  20. I do agree with you, she is also thankful to you... her green is beautiful.

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  21. I live in Ohio, and indoor plants keep my husband and I going in the winter. None of ours came from outside as yours has, but I couldn't agree with you more to keep it going inside! I think green is an important color in maintaining a positive disposition.

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  22. Just stopping by to pass my love to you during this time. Hope your mom is doing good and that you are keeping strong.
    loveNlight
    Gabi

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  23. ALANNA - Thanks, I agree about how important color and light are. I need everything I can muster to keep a positive disposition.

    GABI - Thanks again for your love and concern. It really means a lot.

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  24. I know it's not customary to comment before one has posted a new thingybob but I thought you'd like to know your cutting's doing grand and I thought of you.

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  25. RACHEL - I haven't had time to read posts or comment sufficiently while I've been trying to help my mom get adjusted in her new home, but seeing this has made my day. Thank you so much.

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