Garden 

It was spring and the mother was making a fresh start of things in her new little garden.  Among other things, she selected a weeping cherry with graceful limbs and delicate blossoms for one corner of the tiny patch.  When the mother asked her youngest daughter what she thought of the new tree, the little daughter scrunched her nose, said she preferred trees that weren’t sad all the time and ran off to play.  Caught off guard, the mother spent the rest of the afternoon psychoanalyzing her other garden selections.  

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3 thoughts on “Garden 

  1. How differently people react to what one sees as beautiful and the other sad. Perhaps she was being given an opportunity to admit that she was sad. A teachable moment or an opportunity for sharing. That may be what the beautiful little cherry trees real gift is.

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