Sunday, June 03, 2007

Mr. Green Thumb

"See the tree, how big it's grown. but friend, it hasn't been too long, it was wasn't big.." Bobby Goldsboro's sappy 60's hit (Honey)lept to mind for me last week when the family and I had an opportunity to visit our first house. The lady who lives their now was gracious enough to let us walk around on our 20th anniversary. A visit to the back yard brought back a flood of memories, including all the landscaping work we did back then. I remembered a photo we had captioned "Will this tree live? 1988."
It did, and I'm proud to say it's providing wonderful shade for the young family which now lives under it.
There's philosophy in there somewhere, but I just thought it was fascinating to actually "see how big it's grown." Somewhere, Bobby Goldsboro is singing.
"I laughed at her and she got mad
The first day that she planted it, was just a twig
Then the first snow came
And she ran out to brush the snow away
So it wouldn't die..."

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Anonymous said...

That was a sweet story. There's something satisfying about seeing something you personally planted still standing after all those years...a metaphor for life, maybe?

Darrell said...

Maybe so. Like I said, there's philsophy in there somewhere.