Persistence: The quality or state of being persistent. Persistent: existing for a long or longer than usual time. These are the definitions given by Webster!! I have met many people and seen many things that could well define persistence. Such as a cancer patient who continues to fight his or her battle even when they receive the news that there is nothing else that can be done. Once, I had a cat that I had to leave behind when I moved about 5 miles away. I had left her in good hands with the new owners of my old home and was not worried that she would receive great care. About a week after settling into my new home, I opened my front door to see Sandy (my cat) sitting on the front steps. In her persistence to stay with the only family she had ever known, she had traveled 5 miles. Unfortunetely, I could not keep her, so I got her in my car and brought her back to her home. A few days later, there she was again, at my new home. Again, I brought her back, and I guess at that point, she realized she could really like her new family, she decided to stay. Now, that is persistence!!
I was reminded about persistence when I took a picture of this flower. Last summer, my neice brought me some bulbs that she had thinned out of your step mom's flower garden. I had all plans of planting the bulbs but between family, having grandbabies, and running my Etsy shop, I never got a chance to plant the bulbs. All died, except this one. During the winter, I thought sure it had died. Then as spring broke through, I noticed a green stalk, and this past weekend look what had happened!!!!!
Now I really need to plant this bulb!! If it is persistent enough to survive in a pot with no dirt and getting watered only when it rains, it deserves to be planted. But I think I will wait until the blooms are finished. I hate to disturb it now!!
This is the best picture I ended up with but you can well see that there is no dirt!!