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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Seen In Stresa: A True Vine


Patience... This is a lesson about the fruits of being patient. Look at this vine... I guess I never noticed this in the summer. Probably too many other flowers and plants all around Stresa then. Or more likely, when it is in full bloom, I didn't notice that it is composed of one, long, twisted, vine. Okay, maybe you think it's not as beautiful in the winter, but it allows us to look at its structure, and see how it became this way. 


(   continued....   )

Look how it starts on the right, travels over the doorway, then twists around the two poles, onto the balcony, then crosses a space, and wraps onto another balcony. It looked newly pruned, extra branches cut away,  encouraging it to continue to grow and be shaped in this direction. 


I imagine it gives someone a lot of pleasure. If they had not allowed that first branch to spread out... if they had cut it off when it first dared to do something different ... if they had resigned it to being normal, then never would it have had the chance to do this.

This house and vine can be found on via Roma, just one building up (toward the mountain) past the laundromat. We'll revisit it in the summer.

Hey! Speaking about true vines, have you read True Vines yet?




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