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Monday, April 27, 2009

There was a woman who had a vine that grew on her trellis for 15 years.

But in all those 15 years that vine would not bloom. It would not bloom when she fed it fertilizer.

It would not bloom for her even though she caressed its leaves while she watered it.

It would not bloom even though she spoke to it everyday.

But the woman feed the birds and she talked to them. And they loved her. They saw her pain because the vine would not bloom and one day they decided to speak to the vine.

The Cardinal started. " Vine the woman cares for you please bloom for her."

The sparrow was second. " Vine she comes out in the heat and waters you. She speaks to you. Please bloom for her."

The Blackbird was third." Vine I have seen her lovingly trim your branches and tie your loose vines up so that your branches would not be pulled off by the children walking by. Please bloom for her.

The vine thought of these things. For all things are alive and have thoughts...
She thought of how the birds loved the woman . And how the birds made her happy by making their nests in her branches. How their songs filled her heart with happiness.
Because of the birds pleas, the vine bloomed for the woman. She filled the branches with blossoms that hung to the ground.

And huge bumble bees drank the nectar from her flowers. And from that day forward the vine bloomed. She never knew how much her life meant to others until the day the birds came.

Your life means so much..Your blooms or lack of blooms affects those around you. So bloom..

Nita Barrow- Zimmerman

Tonight's song
Circle Game by Joni Mitchell
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10 comments:

Lee Laurie said...

Such a beautiful story. It really made me stop and think. Have a great day.

Laurie in Ca. said...

Sweet story Nita and I just have to ask you, did your Wisteria bloom? Mine hasn't again this year, ~sigh~. But the greenery on the vine is beautiful so I am satisfied:) I have been praying for you as you continue to heal from surgery sweetie and praying for Elizabeth too. And I just love the song "Circle Game". It has been one of my favorites for a very long time. I love you girl and hope that your week is a gentle one.

Love and Hugs, Laurie

whitey said...

Another great story, hope things are looking up for you and Elizabeth after your bad week.

Karen said...

What a wonderful story. I love that.

Annette said...

Love the story, made me think a bit, how God is our vine, and we are the branches that need to be tied up from time to time, so satin wont pull us down, and how God is OUR fertilizer, he talks to us, if we listen, and water us daily, if we allow our self's to be fed and watered, and we are the outcome of all, and we bloom. but you know I love your short novels! Hope all is going good for you and Elizabeth, how did her test come out?
Love to you always friend~
Annette

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Wow! Beautiful! Thank You
for stopping by and Thank
You for sharing this with us!

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Nita,

Your words quench me, and fill me with smiles. Thank you.

Huge hugs,
Dena

Patti said...

More inspiration from my dear friend Nita.
Hugs to you sweetie
You are an amazing women.
God Bless You
Patti

A bird in the hand said...

Absolutely wonderful!
And so true.
xoxoxo

Elaine said...

Thank you for this beautiful story. Today. With several sad things this week, I could say that I feel like a vine roughly pulled off its trellis. Thank you for hope.

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