But for me, that garden quote pertains to more than just plants in the garden. Life too holds many things that are not of our own making. Things we don’t see coming. Spontaneous events thrown in by other people. Sweet surprises matured from something long forgotten. These things, not sown by us in the orderly rows of our lives, belong there too. To be less hasty in pulling them up makes a fuller garden. They disrupt what we intend but create a more interesting pattern. In the end, like my dill plant, they often turn out be something beautiful.
I am happy I let that dill plant survive. As I weed around it I smile. And I remain open to the disruption of the unsown moments of life.