As a child I used to mow lawns for cash. One customer just told me to cut the lawn when I felt it needed to be cut. I watched that lawn grow into this vast field of dandelions, it was a sea of yellow gold. Every day I was true to my customers request and would inspect and look carefully at the lawn to see if it needed to be mowed. Everyday, the lawn just got more beautiful, becoming a sea of danelions, complete with waves of yellow flowers in the wind. It didn’t need mowing, it was a miracle of nature. Which was too bad cause I could use the cash. Yet it just got more beautiful: one day it became a sea of dandelion seed clouds. The sea was a stormy expanse now of literally thousands of white globes releasing to the current of floating futures (it was a big lawn, over an acre). The next day the customer had some other kid cut the lawn. For one month that lawn was supremely beautiful. Then one afternoon about a month and half after I took on the job: it became this vast boring, unused, one inch high wasteland of grass.
In retrospect I am surprised they waited for me for over a month to mow that lawn. But at the same time, they did say, to only cut it when I felt it was needed. And they never did come to me asking me to do it… so I assume they agreed with my assessment. It surprised me when they did get someone else to cut it, but I shrugged and smiled since for a month it was the perfect sea of dandelions to swim within.
Even as a child being a Taoist was interesting 🙂
I wouldn’t float thru life any other way.