You know ‘that one’ — the kid that can never stay still in the classroom, or the employee who always, always marches to a different drummer, or a dog who just doesn’t ‘get’ whatever you have taught a million other dogs to understand.
If you’ve ever had a flock of sheep to move you know that often times the WHOLE flock will follow a goat…I have no idea why, but they will….just put a goat in the mix and the whole flock will head to wherever the goat wants to go (and you lead the goat)…except one. (Maybe two if you have a large flock and those two are a PAIN to get to the place you want them to be–enter the sheep dog..yup, works every time.) Most shepherds just use the sheep dog now a days.
That ONE exists everywhere—people, animals and PLANTS!!!!! GRRRRR
See that HUGE wonderfully full of leaves tree down at the other house? Yep! That’s the one. And it’s smack dab right in the middle of the whole back yard. You can’t tell it from the photo but it is. The clothes line stretches from it to another tree (devoid of all it’s leaves) at the edge of the yard.
I have every leaf raked and the lawn clean,; trying to get the ankle deep leaves up before the weather changes and I have a huge mess. Accept— I must wait for that tree! The One! The one that marches to a totally different rhythm.
“WHY!” I shouted at it yesterday. “WHY can’t you push off your leaves at the same time as all the others in the yard.
All I heard was a huge belly laugh followed by several snorts and a snorkle…”Because I don’t want too” the lovely tree replied, “I do it when I’m good and ready and not a minute before.”
I suppose so, I muttered to myself, I suppose so.