"Beware my lord of Bindweed, the green leaved monster that doth mock the meat it feedeth upon..."
Will Shakespeare (if he'd been a gardener as well as a playwright)
Last Summer I made a grave error. I gave up. I let it win and it twined its way through my roses, it choked, blanketed and clogged my shrubbery. It took over.
Now I've had to dig out the entire flower bed, wrenching my poor plants out and teasing the bindweed snakes from their roots before carefully replanting and hoping they survive the trauma. It has not been a pleasant experience and my muscles are protesting sorely.
Reminds me of how we deal with our troubles and anxieties. It's hard work keeping them under control, but necessary. For if we neglect what goes on underneath, the nasty roots like depression or resentment will spread and strangle your joy.
Beware the bindweed. Keep fighting!
Not my usual cheerful sort of post I admit, just a train of thought... Rest assured I haven't been neglecting my emotional roots. All is well in the Wright camp!