Wednesday, May 6, 2009
While weeding this weekend the Illustration Friday topic, hierarchy, popped into my head. Kneeling over weeds for a couple hours I wondered who rules who? Every season I have to battle weeds in the yard. No matter how many I pull, carefully trying to get the whole root, they still come back - dandelions, violets, thistle, horsetails, what have you.
We constantly try to fight and control nature, bringing an old tune by Love and Rockets into my head:
You cannot go against nature.
Because when you do
Go against nature
It's part of nature too.
Our little lives get complicated.
It's a simple thing.
Simple as a flower,
And that's a complicated thing.
~ from "No New Tale to Tell"
Is pulling weeds in my lawn much different from the guy chopping down trees in the rain forest for his home or farm? We curse this man for deforesting. Should we not let our lawns go wild? Let the weeds grow! Let the maple seeds sprout and reclaim their forest land! Back to Walden!
(sigh)........Time to buy more lawn bags.