Fruit doesn't grow overnight. It doesn't even grow in six weeks...Fruit isn't lettuce, it's a long-term commitment. Sometimes, a newly planted fruit tree won't yield a thing for years. And some trees have fruitless seasons. There are two fruit trees in our backyard given to us by friends when we moved into this house. They dug them up from their own yard, and we planted them together --with the help of our boys and a neighbor/friend -- in the perfect place to view their spring colors from my writing room (the "hidden" drug deal room of the previous owners). It's taken the trees a couple of years to show promise...it's taken me a couple, too. In May, I will move back into that room with the great big light-filled windows and begin again the hard work of  making something beautiful of it and in it.
I used to be in such a hurry about seeing results, but I think I'm okay now if this growing fruit thing takes a while. Maybe the trees and I are on the same schedule.

#writerslife
#amwriting
#springblossoms
#growingfruit
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  • deborahbeddoeFruit doesn't grow overnight. It doesn't even grow in six weeks...Fruit isn't lettuce, it's a long-term commitment. Sometimes, a newly planted fruit tree won't yield a thing for years. And some trees have fruitless seasons. There are two fruit trees in our backyard given to us by friends when we moved into this house. They dug them up from their own yard, and we planted them together --with the help of our boys and a neighbor/friend -- in the perfect place to view their spring colors from my writing room (the "hidden" drug deal room of the previous owners). It's taken the trees a couple of years to show promise...it's taken me a couple, too. In May, I will move back into that room with the great big light-filled windows and begin again the hard work of making something beautiful of it and in it.
    I used to be in such a hurry about seeing results, but I think I'm okay now if this growing fruit thing takes a while. Maybe the trees and I are on the same schedule.

    #writerslife
    #amwriting
    #springblossoms
    #growingfruit

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  • mamakitron#mybeautifulfriend. #youareasoulgardener. #writeon!
  • dorinagilmoreLove this beautiful thought. Flourishing is a process. Love seeing you step into it.
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