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A CYNICAL LOOK AT THE DAILY GRIND

Friday, April 21, 2006

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST


Their faces were turned toward the sun.

The few remaining pansies in last year's summer planter still on the deck managed to unfurl their lovely petals, emblazon with deep purples.

They had persevered through the cold winter days, sometimes sadly peeking up from beneath the snow, for this season of rebirth. Now, sprouting forth with all the bravado a tough little flower could muster, they showed the world they had made it!

I sat looking at their often taken-for-granted beauty and thought about their determination to live.

I shook off my worries and turned my head upward to bask in the sun.

2 Comments:

Anonymous D. Harris said...

To every thing, turn, turn, turn. There is a season.

Tue Apr 25, 10:21:00 AM  
Blogger ~wolfshadow ~ said...

At the beginning of summer, I remember my grandmother and uncle, planting long rows of pansies along the sidewalk that ran down the middle of her garden in the backyard. They truely are one of the prettiest of flowers!

Tue Apr 25, 01:37:00 PM  

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