Monday, June 8, 2009

What Possesses and Controls You?

Kudzu on trees in Atlanta, Georgia, USA Locati...Image via Wikipedia

From Denny: Boy, this is an interesting way to phrase a philosophy, especially the second line! This quote brought to mind those kudzu vines I used to see and battle in my own backyard when I lived in Atlanta, Georgia.

Kudzu was originally imported from China in the 1930's to feed cattle since it was a fast growing vine. It easily grows a foot a day! It tends to take over where unattended like roadsides and farm pastures. Kudzu laughs at weed killers and grows on past their futile attempts.

These days the smart people have learned to just harvest the root. Why? The Japanese love kudzu root as they use it for a thickener as we use cornstarch to thicken our gravies. I guess if you can't kill it; harvest it! :)

Here's the awesome quote that gives a lot of food for thought (could not resist the pun, pardon me, it's Monday!)

"Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you." - Andre Gide

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