“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
— Marcel Proust, French author (born 7/10/1871)
Even more than those gardeners who make me happy, I thank the ones who love me enough to prune me when I have an errant cane or need some shaping. When you’re pruned, it makes you grow deeper, stronger roots. When you’re pruned, it makes you send out new growth. Pruning hurts sometimes, but it’s a good thing. So, thanks.