(Re-posted from the CricketDiane Weblog)
You Can’t Grow a Sugar Tree With Sugar –
©2008 Cricket Diane C Phillips, Kasha Phillips-Lewis, 2-23-08
Its true, you can’t grow a sugar tree with sugar or grow even a great tree with sugar. When my daughters were younger, they would ask, “why does shit happen?” I would answer, “because a good strong tree doesn’t grow from sugar. Sweet soil would kill it and rot it from the inside.” It does take a lot of shit to grow a good tree of strength that lasts through years and years. A tree that has grown through hardship in good, rich soil full of manure, will withstand nature’s fury, her droughts, her onslaughts of moisture and deprivation of nutrients, but a tree grown in sweet soil will die in short order. “Good” is a term of judgment that must be given context. You can’t grow a sugar tree with sugar.
- My comment today – It is still true.
- cricketdiane, 01-05-2017