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Saturday September 24th 2011    Tim Candler

      Slaughter of  elderly Strawberry plants is a September tradition.  Best done when the ground is really quite wet, and after the summer leaves have decayed to the point where they can be removed without recourse to clippers.   Here, where I am powerful,  a four year old Strawberry plant is ancient, she is woody and gnarled, and because it is only her berries and children I prize, she is deemed tired and exhausted.  It's analogy I guess.


     A bigger heart would let her be, and he would do this on the understanding that in the grand tapestry no single living thing has wisdom or dominion.  Then a person looks around, he sees how others manage.  And of the excuses the one I like least contains the word 'mine'.


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