A Last Rose…

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was, well, it was good, but it was wet, and I enjoyed it just the same. I expect a great sunset tomorrow that I can see, and will enjoy it immensely.

As fall hits and we have more and more frosts the roses begin to pull their sap down, and we have fewer and fewer greeneries. I watch this each year with fascination, and once the roses have puled back I cut them lower so they will grow better ion the spring.

This has done super well this year and I have had numerous roses that grew very high, the back ones to over 6 feet. (High for a rose). It is in that vein that I believe sometimes to grow you have to cut back.

For me, I have so many strong interests that the more I have the more I get divided, and in the process I have to fight through. Sometimes I have to cull them. Sometimes people need to be cut back if they no longer want to be part of my life. Sometimes things need to be cut back if I don’t use them. The point is, I am in control. In the end the decision is mind.

With that in mind, remember, when spring comes, the roses get even bigger. The places they need to go are easier to get to, and in the process it becomes far better to grow in new directions, with fresh sprouts. We are like that as well, ready to go, ready to grow, and ready to learn. Just think about it.

So as the sun sets on another day, maybe I have the last rose now, or maybe it is a sign of good things to come, and all the passion I have will be focused on the new roses as we move forward. I am good with that and I hope you are there with me, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and avoid the thorns…