Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Monster Growth Cactus Metaphor

December 21, 2011

We've got a kid who is getting married in March. This person of interest plans on using the back yard for the ceremony so Kathy got the landscapers out this morning giving them all orders to trim and clean. One of the things that is going to get pruned and cut down to size is a cactus that has totally gotten out of hand.

We planted it in 1986, or so. Here I am with my daughter Deena, with our dog Dusty standing next to it (actually, that's it behind us, at right):

The dog's long gone, the girl grew up and moved to LA and the cactus, well, the cactus grew and grew. Here I am standing next to it this morning. Wanted to document it before the landscapers took it down to size:

I think you'll agree, that is one monster cactus that got totally out of hand. A living metaphor, perhaps, for my interest in all things Western.

"There is a fine line between hobby and mental illness."
—Dave Barry

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