Wednesday, May 7, 2008

A discussion about Suburban Lawns...

Instead of properly mourning Master Paul Xavier's temporary absence over at the Catholic Discussion Blog (He's in Poland), Lady Angela Rose posted a hilarious article on what a discussion between St. Francis and God might look like...now apart from the fact that I think it would probably take place the other way around (since God is all knowing), I think there are some really good points in it.

“Frank you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on
down there? What happened to the dandelions, violets, thistle and stuff I
started eons ago? I had a perfect, no maintenance garden plan. Those plants grow
in any type of soil, withstand drought and multiply with abandon. The nectar
from the long-lasting blossoms attracted butterflies, honey bees and flocks of
songbirds. I expected to see a vast garden of colors by now. But all I see are
these green rectangles.”


“It’s the tribes that settled there, Lord. The Suburbanites. They started calling your flowers ‘weeds’ and went to great extent to kill them and replace them with grass.”


“Grass? But it’s so boring. It’s not colorful. It doesn’t attract butterflies, birds and bees, only grubs and sod worms. It’s temperamental with temperatures. Do these suburbanites really want all that grass growing there?”


“Apparently so, Lord. They go to great pains to grow it and keep it green. They begin each spring by fertilizing grass and poisoning any other plant that crops up in the lawn.”


“The spring rains and cool weather probably make grass grow really fast. That must make the Suburbanites happy.”


“Apparently not, Lord. As soon as it grows a little, they cut it _ sometimes twice a week.”


Read the rest here...

1 comment:

Master Paul Xavier said...

Yes! I love that! We're so stupid as humans...grass...