Six Word Fridays: focus


I was recently gifted a bonsai.

Nature miniaturized: potted, shaped and pruned.

Its purpose to bring  Zen-like bliss;

Encouraging a focus on art, creativity;

Inspiring contemplation while cultivating  horticultural expertise.

Wish me and the bonsai luck!

(I sorely lack a green thumb.)

This is my first Six Word Fridays in a while! Glad to be back in the swing, even though the meme will now be on a hiatus until the New Year – LOL. Have you ever cared for a bonsai? Is it still alive? Ha. Ha. Ahem.

9 Responses to “Six Word Fridays: focus”

  1. Adrienne

    Love this! Have considered getting my husband a bonsai – he loves them! I think he’d like to have one in his office for breaks…could even be his surprise Christmas gift! Also, if we ever have a competition for the 6 wd phrase with the most letters, I think your “Inspired” line would win! Enjoy your holidays!

    • melgallant

      Hi Adrienne,

      Thanks for your kind words. I need to confess that years ago I killed a bonsai. Not from neglect but from ignorant mishandling. I aim to be a better bonsai owner this time around.

  2. pattisj

    Best wishes to you–and your bonsai. My niece’s husband was a bonsai artist, (sadly, we lost him in October) as is his father. I think they’re just beautiful, that miniature world.

  3. Brook

    I never met a plant I couldn’t kill. So I may not be the best advisor….mine usually die from neglect, though. Hopefully it does its job. But I wouldn’t stress too much because that would be counterproductive to the zen-ness. 🙂

  4. ayala

    Nice write, Mel.

  5. melissa

    I would surely kill it, but yours looks hardy! No doubt you’ll be a zen bonsai master in no time.

  6. Sasha

    I have never had a bonsai,
    But I have always wanted one.
    That, and little sandy zen garden,
    With a teeny tiny little rake.
    A sand garden may be better,
    A dedicated waterer I am not.

    • Mel Gallant

      LOL, Sasha. Awesome comment. I too have always wanted a sand garden with the little rake and maybe a wee rock or two. I’m not good at watering either.

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