Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dandelions

Secret WorldImage by BrianWestChest via FlickrCoincidence? As I was struggling with my depression last night, I read this little story:

A man who took great pride in his lawn found himself with a large crop of dandelions. He tried every method he knew to get rid of them. Still they plagued him.

Finally, he wrote to the Department of Agriculture. He enumerated all the things he had tried and closed his letter with the question: "What shall I do now?"

In due course the reply came: "We suggest you learn to love them."
story published in Anthony De Mello's "The Song of the Bird"
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2 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

This one (like the cat story) made me smile :)

karen said...

Yep.