This morning, I walked along the fence line and started collecting wildflowers currently in bloom. I ended up with this handmade bouquet of flowers (aka ‘weeds’) that come up on their own, or have naturalized from an initial planting.
What came to mind as I was gathering, was the chapter on “Giving” in The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.
“You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give…
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.”
“And there are those who give with pain, and that pain is their baptism.”
“You often say, ‘I would give, but only to the deserving.’
The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture.
They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish….
Surely…he who has deserved to drink from the ocean of life deserves to fill his cup from your little stream.”
“For in truth it is life that gives unto life – while you, who deem yourself a giver, are but a witness.”
(All quotes from The Prophet).
The DP Weekly Photo Challenge is “Vivid.”
Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week is “Handmade.”