Gone To Seed

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We visited a plant and garden decor seller obviously fallen on hard times. 
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The space is perhaps unrentable, so it remains in a state of shabby neglect, because shabby neglect is a rung above emptiness.  

The melancholy condition of the place reflects this summer's zeitgeist. 
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You do find out which plants can survive several years of heat and drought with their root systems stuffed into a small pot.
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Old broken stuff had a chance to develop more patina and character
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The glory days of American manufacturing sits rusting away:
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Empty aisles and faded price tags. 
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Amidst decay, the vigor of the young.
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Toughness and tenacity means a chance for survival.  
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We seem as a country to have gone to seed.
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"Things fall apart.  The center cannot hold"
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But going to seed means seeds are falling.   Just a rain or two means a fresh start, vivid with life. When you garden, you know that. 
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Comments

  1. Yes, the seeds are the end and the beginning. And, those seeds, from plants who resisted so well, will give even more resistent new plants.That's nature !

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  2. I so loved this post! It's so sad to see the remnants of a garden shop that you KNOW was someone's great dream- their passion and hope for the future gone bad. My heart goes out to whomever lost their dream.

    As a country, there will be a lot more of that. The political twist you put on the post is so appropriate. Whether an individual identifies more with the right or the left, the only chance to survive as a Nation is to move away from extremes and, of course, some expert pruning.

    It's going to be a long dry spell.

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  3. @DANI, very true!

    @cynthia: thoughtful comment, thanks!

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  4. I'd buy that goose right now.

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