Are you a flower or a weed?

United States
September 30, 2008 5:15pm CST
My daughter was watching Alice in Wonderland today. And, when Alice goes into the garden in Wonderland the other flowers confront her and ask her what kind of flower she is? She doesn't really know, so they assume she's a weed. Of course, she denies that she is a weed. That made me wonder. Would you consider yourself a flower or weed? And, by weed, I mean a wild flower? I have always loved wild flowers. I'd love to think that I'm a cultured flower. But, most likely I'd be more like a wild flower or weed. They're real survivors and nothing keeps them down for long. Story of my life! What about you? Flower? Or, weed?
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@ShellyB (5242)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I am a wild flower, or a weed. I think that describes also the story of my life.
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• United States
30 Sep 08
Ditto!
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Don't believe her! She is a beautiful flower (not a wild flower either)
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• United States
1 Oct 08
Awww!
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
30 Sep 08
Since weeds create some of the best flowers around, also known as wildflowers, I would definitely be a weed I'd probably be a dandelion
• United States
1 Oct 08
Do you remember that line in Wizard of OZ, when the cowardly lion says that he doesn't want to be a dandelion? I don't think he was talking about wild flowers.
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I don't remember that line, but if he said it, yes, I'm sure he wasn't talking about flowers or weeds
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• United States
1 Oct 08
I think it was something he said in one of the musical numbers. I've always wondered how those guys could do all that dancing in those costumes. Those things had to weigh a ton! And, I heard that the witch got a chemical burn from the original green paint they used. Poor girl!
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• Canada
30 Sep 08
In that context, I would definitely have to say I'm a weed. Wild flowers are absolutely awsome, and so cool the way they grow. I think I'd rather have a garden full of wild flowers doing what God wants them to do, than a bunch of cultivated flowers that have to live a certain way.
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• United States
30 Sep 08
Oh definitely! Cultured flowers are so fragile and have to be "cultivated". Wild flowers are hearty creatures that could survive in almost any environment. And they thrive on hardship! Can't say that about a rose.
• United States
30 Sep 08
How wonderful it is to be a weed! People, disease, etc., have all tried to do me in, but I come back stronger than ever. Just as the weeds in my garden are as beautiful as the cultured flowers, I believe we weeds are as beautiful as the cultured flowers. I have quite a bit of culture, with a great deal of excellent education and a tremendous appreciation for the arts, etc., but I insist upon my right to remain a wild, wild weed!
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• United States
30 Sep 08
You go girl!
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@GardenGerty (124218)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I am most definitely a weed or a wildflower. I come up in all the wrong places, but I do keep coming up. I am often in the wrong place, or at the wrong time, but I bloom where I am planted.
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• United States
1 Oct 08
Very poetic!
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@GreenMoo (11837)
7 Oct 08
When you consider that a weed is just a plant that is growing in the wrong spot, then I guess there's allot of people who would define me as a weed! Being a weed wouldn't be too bad a thing I don't think. Weeds can be very pretty, they're strong and they're resourceful. If you took a patch of bare earth and just left it, those weeds would be there colonising it before the 'cultivated' flowers got a look in.
• United States
7 Oct 08
Good point!
@williamjisir (22885)
• China
5 Oct 08
Hello dear beauty queen. I wold like to be weed rather than a flower because I think that weed has a very strong life. Whenever it is burnt or dug up or removed, it will grow up soon once time is mature for it to grow again. But flowers bloom for only one season and fade easily. I choose to be weed. lol. Thank you for your discussion, dear beauty queen.
• United States
7 Oct 08
Weeds have hardy lives and good roots!
4 Oct 08
What a great discussion! I think I fall into a couple of categories. I prefer the the heat, so perhaps I am a sunflower, or maybe an orchid belonging in a greenhouse. Then again I have quite a prickly personality so maybe I am best described as a thistle, if you look closely then they do have some attractive qualities, not least of which is strength. But not everyone likes thistles. Maybe a wild English Rose, with the thorns on the one hand, but the beauty of the flower and scent on the other. A complex woman who needs to be handled carefully, but when I am, then I bloom!
• United States
7 Oct 08
Very poetic! Thank you for your comments.