One day, I decided to grow my own #bamboo tree
I've prepared a piece of land in my garden.
Bought the best seed I could find.
Bought the best fertilizer i could afford.
I watered and fertilized my tiny seed every day
I missed trips and birthday parties...
because I wouldn't leave my seed alone, unattended.
I've pulled my heart and soul into it.
And nothing happened.
Not even an inch has grown. No sign of life.
A whole year went by... And nothing happened.
Another year went by... And nothing happened.
Then another year went by. And another.
And still, nothing.
Everybody was making fun of me.
Everyone told me to just give up. "Why won't you just go and plant some tomatoes instead, ha?" Then... on the fifth year... I was ready to give up. "This will never grow.." I though.
"What a waste of time".. I went to bed, thinking tomorrow...
I'll hoe my garden.
Probably plant some tomatoes. Winter was coming, after all
I woke up in the morning.. and grabbed my hoe.
My heart was broken
I grabbed a quick cup of coffee , put on my boots...
and went out to my garden, ready to take out the bamboo seed.
To replace it with tomatoes.
When i walked out to the garden... My heart stopped.
There it was. My bamboo.
It shot up to the sky, growing about a foot overnight.
Within six weeks my bamboo has reached 90 feet.
That's almost 30 meters high.
And all it required... Was patience.
And some faith. ----------------------------
Dedicated to a dear friend
Chiang Mai, Thailand