Town and Country

I’m astounded at how fast weeds can take over a row in the vegetable garden. Seriously. Each week the four of us (mostly) will get almost across the whole garden only to see that where we began is nearly overgrown again.

This week Izzy and I were weeding together. The two of us working wordlessly got me to wondering. Typically we’d have already critiqued that morning’s news, sports and upcoming events in the time we’d been silently pulling weeds – for the second time that morning. I asked her, “Are you working something out of your craw?

Her polite but vague answer confirmed what I’d imagined.

A few minutes later I chuckled aloud, but to myself.

“Share,” was all she said.

“Well, I always knew when a sister was upset (usually over a relationship) by the way she cleaned the house like Mr. Clean was coming for dinner. Living in town girls work it out by cleaning house. Country girls work it in the garden.”

Minutes later she responded, “I wonder if we actually get right to the grit of things faster in the garden. Besides, unlike people there is no doubt these weeds must be jerked.”

Ain’t it the truth?

“Listen, open your ears, harness your desire to speak, and don’t get worked up into a rage so easily, my brothers and sisters. Human anger is a futile exercise that will never produce God’s kind of justice in this world.” James 1:19, 20 (The Voice)

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Filed under A Door Ajar

12 responses to “Town and Country

  1. We were in a gift shop today and my husband saw a sign that said “Sisters are different flowers from the same garden”
    He said they needed to add, “Brothers are the weeds” 😀

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  2. If I am upset I sit and brood or cry out loud with tears, like a temper tantrum. I don’t classify as a town or a village girl this way. I give up way to easily.
    But the portion from James is just what I wanted to hear today.


    • It’s good to hear I was in good company yesterday when I reviewed that same scripture => I clean indoors and out when I’m trying to get my head around something evasive.

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  3. True contrast. When I need to tackle certain things bothering my brain I find that I do it best when I am tidying up the house and I’m a city girl for now 🙂

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  4. Love the contrast of country and city. Great post! God bless!

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  5. Haha!! Love the difference between. Town and Country girls, I think you are right! 🙂

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