Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Sermon

. . . And this our life exempt from public haunt
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones . . .

Yes, I've used this quote before ; maybe it's being an old English major that has me seeing a sermon in these plants..

Now, what I wonder is if any of you see it too?

Hint: I'm thinking about parenting.

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Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

I'm going to get granbabies today so I've got that on my mind! Are you telling us you are going to get a GRAN from you son? Or did he move to Atlanta today?

Vicki Lane said...

No grandchildren. Not moved yet, though that enters in.

What I see here is a Sermon -- a kind of lesson in parenting, the moral of which is . . .

Star said...

yes, first we plant the seed, then we watch the seed grow and if looked after properly, we get a family of smiley faces :)
Blessings, Star

Eliane Zimmermann said...

i just came to your lovely blog and read through many pages. especially that post about your kind translator not translating literally. i wrote books about aromatherapy and one is about to be finished for a japanese edition. so i will even understand less than you, i will not be able to read a single letter even! cheers from stormy southwest-ireland eliane

KarenB said...

Sheltering the young so that they may grow strong and into their own. Don't know if that is where you were going with this, but it is what struck me.

Vicki Lane said...

Star -- that was part of what I saw --

and Karen, the 'into their own' was the rest. The sunflower in the sheltered pot isn't able to develop into its full potential like the one out in the garden. And the little 'chicks' of the Hen and Chicks in the first photo won't reach their full size until they're separated from the mother plant and on their own.

All probably inspired by the upcoming departure of my oldest. (Of course, he was away for college and he and Aileen lived in Atlanta for five years before this. Still . . . I guess it's on my mind.)

Welcome, Eliane (what a pretty name and how do you pronounce it?)

Congratulations on the aromatherapy book -- and what fun to see it in Japanese, even if you can't read it!

I'll be checking out your blog -- and do drop in again!

Pat in east TN said...

Read your post earlier as I was getting ready for #2 son (Mike) and his wife to come spend the day, and my take on it was you getting ready for Ethan's (and Aileen's) departure. On one hand you have to be glad for their lives growing/expanding, yet on the other hand it's hard for a child to 'leave the nest' ... heck, I had a hard time just saying bye to kids that live across the mountain!