Sprinkled…


I had a profound experience yesterday…I watered the shrub beds in the backyard…now I know that doesn’t sound exactly profound…except maybe for the shrubs that were obviously thirsty after a week with no rain and temperatures in the high nineties…but…it was…

I set up the sprinkler for the first section…and turned on the water…then…like the children’s song…Bear Hunt…I had no choice…I had to go through it…and…I got soaked…it’s a good thing I wasn’t…the Wicked Witch of the West…or…I definitely would have been a goner…

I’ve been watering the lawn and such for many years…and…aside from the escalating water bill…this is my least favorite part…running through the sprinklers…

I left the sprinkler in that position for a time…and…then moved to the next section…and…the next…but I was behind the sprinkler for each of these moves and didn’t get wet anymore…

After I was finished for the day…and already dreading the next drenching…I realized…I could have angled the sprinkler differently while I was turning the water on…then…I would have been walking behind it…and could have easily moved it once I was past…

Hmmm…could it have been this simple all these years…I thought of the different watering scenarios my yard presents…and…yes…it could…

Bertha…laughed and laughed…relating the experience to my life…how I often dive headfirst into the sprinkler of uncomfortable situations…getting metaphorically…all wet…when…a simple shift in perspective…would totally change the outcome…

Of course…she’s right…several situations come readily to mind…when I ran through the sprinklers of life…without looking for another way…and…unlike yesterday…I’ve melted more than a few times for my efforts…now to think that…maybe…just…maybe…I could have angled the sprinkler away from my path…

Lots to contemplate…some time in the contemplation chair is in order…but…not just yet…first…I think it’s time to water again…this time…I’m not dreading it so…well…except maybe the part about the water bill…I wonder if there’s a way around that…hmmm…

Jane

6 thoughts on “Sprinkled…

    • Thanks, Christy. I was actually thinking the same thing…I can just see Bertha in her bikini running through the sprinklers as I try to figure it all out!

  1. Love it, Jane…but just think; if you hadn’t run through the sprinkler and gotten soaked, you would have never had that eppy! Life; ain’t it fun?!

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