I was wondering what good they were in the world because they've always caused our farm dogs grief and I've had to pick quite a few out of the farm dog that lives here.
They seem to attach themselves for the purpose of traveling long-distances on the animal in order to seed themselves elsewhere.
They have also been known to really mess with farm equipment.
When we are really grumpy or irritating, it becomes almost impossible for somebody to see any potential in us and we just get labeled as that annoying burr bush.
What many people don't realize is that the burr bush was the inspiration behind Velcro! As you can well imagine that business is worth an unfathomable amount of money.
If if we truly believe that we are different and that we accept the differences in people around us, it is vital that we start looking at things in a new way. Our society has taught us what is good and what is bad. It has also taught us what is beautiful and what is ugly.
It is up to each of us to redefine what has worth and what has a purpose.
To a pet owner, the very sight of a burr bush causes us to be agitated. For one man, it caused him to be independently wealthy and give a fastening solution to millions of people.
For all of their annoyances, they are still part of the artwork of the landscape for my childhood memories. I am sure the farm dog will bring me more today, but every time she's full of them I imagine she had an amazing adventure.
The motivation behind this entire story is to inspire you to find peace with yourself and others so that your mind and spirit can move towards a renewed relationship with the spirit of play again.
It was the original intention for us.
I have sure used my share of Velcro in the crafts and clothing I have made...
I will remember to have a grateful heart the next time I'm picking them out of the dog. ;)
"Little brave ones, have my praise, you are finer than a frog's hair split in four separate ways..." BLACKGUARD from 'Idiot Savant'