Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Mantra



of all life's stages
growth is easiest to love
I will fight the rest

7 comments:

Dave King said...

I'm with you on the first two lines. Not sure about the last...
Deep thought required!

the walking man said...

You need not make peace with the rest but you do need to accept that there is purpose in them, even stagnation.

SzélsőFa said...

watching veggies/animals you take care of grow is a great reward of your work... but there is a balance...
one can not *just* grow, not even a plant, not even an animal, not even civilization...
this little poem takes me further and further away from that tiny plant on the photo....
but i fight the temptation and stay.
:)

Lee said...

I agree with Walking Man - The other stages are what provide the growth ~.

Carla Wert said...

Each stage of life is a blessing, and to grow one must grow through the many stages of life . . .

jason evans said...

Dave, Walking Man, Szelsofa, Lee, and Carla,

Growth doesn't have to be physical. Clearly, that kind of growth is limited. I believe that we can grow most of our lives in vital ways. I know that I'll lose the fight for growth eventually, but until I lose, I'm going to be swinging and clawing for more ground and more distance.

the walking man said...

Yep that is true.