April 08, 2009

Nothing to see here

Today's message kiddies is about understanding whether the grass is really greener on the other side of the fence. It looks so manicured and delightful over there. The sidewalk edged just so and the pretty flowers that brighten up the surroundings are really amazing. It's fresh over there. Must get watered a lot. Everything so neat and perfect.

The grass here has some dandelions in it. A few whispers of bare patches. It hasn't really been mowed in awhile either. OMG is that gopher hole? No need to kill the gopher, just look at the great lawn next door. Perhaps we can just move over there. Oh, and a shiny new lawn mower to top it off. It's sounds so wonderful... the powerful roar of that engine turning the cutting blade. Speaking of the cutting blade, later it will be too late to ask, but is that thing sharp? I can't get hurt over there on beautiful grass can I?


At 12:50 AM, Blogger Jill said...

Gophers are cute. They remind me of watching Caddy Shack.

Dandelions are pretty. And the leaves make a useful tea. They aren't prickly to step on. No biggie.

Perfect lawns create a need to keep them perfect. They inspire neurosis. How often does anyone play on the lawn? Really?

Blade, sharp. I cut a turtle's shell with a lawn mower once. God, my guilt. Was it worth a damned lawn? How do you fix a shell? All I could do was let the poor thing go and hope it was ok.

Even it this is a metaphor, it all still applies, metaphorically.



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