June 11, 2006

Lemongrass & Relationships


I planted a few small lemongrass seeds last summer, and I was told I had to wait at least a year before they would bear any fruit. Patiently I waited and tended to my seeds, watering them through fall, winter and spring. Trying to understand what they needed, understand what made them grow, and what made them stagger.

During all this time, I had no guarantee from my lemongrass seeds that they would actually blossom, that they would, by the end of that year and all effort, present themselves to me in their glory. Hope is what watered them and patience is what nourished them.

Summer is here again and my seeds are now proud long stems of lemongrass with the sweetest citrus scent, and I tend to them with gratitude, for as I nurtured them into what they were destined for, I am now nurtured in return.

9 comments:

BuJ said...

yummy! lemongrass!

well inshalla the fruit that u will bear next year will be even more tasty and rewarding :)

lemongrass and all!

Destitute Rebel said...

hello shaira, you are a smart lady. You planted lemon grass instead of say crysanthamums which die at the end of their season. Lemon gras on the other hand will multiply with time, keep growning without planting more seed. Im sure it will be rewarding.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Inshallah it will be so Buj :)

Well I'm glad I made the right choice then D Reb. Now I am a LADY? oh boy... I suppose all this garden talk brings out the Miss Marple in me.

Dido said...

I've been reading you for a while SS this was clever. Your analogy is striking. It is so true what you say.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Welcome dido! Glad you understood the analogy, wasn't sure everyone would.

kaya said...

Shaira what i didnt understand is what Buj said.....
What fruit wilt thou beareth, that shalt be so QUOTE be even more tasty and rewarding ENDQUOTE

More importantlt now that you have lemongrass get some praen and make some TOM YAN soup. (recipe available on invitation)

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Well I guess Buj means the lemongrass that will have multiplied by next year!

I am really really hungry, and I really really wanna eat, and I really really want that recipee.

Am I being repetitive? lol

BuJ said...

scrummy yummy :)

K said...

Comments deleted? :P

even swearing doesn’t get deleted here? perhaps thats what Albaal is about?