Friday, June 25, 2010
Tree of the knowledge of good and evil
So why would I begin my post with such a strong statement? It's because of this young Plumeria tree you see on the left. It has become a point of contention, something that could either bring out the good in me or my unpleasant side.
When we began our project, I have basically given them a free hand. Whatever they decide, but after consulting with me, I just say "OK".
But from the very beginning I made it clear that no tree will be planted in one particular part of the farm. I want to keep this area clear of any trees because this will be the site of the vegetable garden in the near future.
So when I received this picture of this small but beautiful Plumeria tree already planted on the ground, but not on the right ground, I was a little irritated. I called home and told then to dig up this tree and transplant it somewhere else in the upper garden.
I thought this awkward situation has been cleared out, but when I talked to Mom just recently, she said Dad didn't want to move it anymore since it may die. And that's when I got really irritated.
I told them that if they will not move that tree to the upper garden, I will tear it down on my next visit to the farm and that no matter how I'm enamored with that tree, I will not think twice about chopping it to bits and pieces.
My parents know about my enduring patience, but they are also aware of my less desirable temperament. I hope they have pity on that beautiful tree.