Bramble: (n) a prickly scrambling vine or shrub
Is the Universe a sporadic series of incomplete evolutions, or a well-constructed and defined object lesson?
Because if I were to believe that everything is spawned by chance, then I might be completely unable to make sense of anything around me.
But if there is some sort of reason, purpose or genius behind the way things are placed, then I have the glorious task of unraveling the mystery.
Why do roses have thorns?
And why do bramble bushes have prickly parts that make it difficult to pick the berries which often inhabit their vines?
What’s the message?
Is there a need for us to be discouraged in the pursuit of beauty and nutrition?
Are we to understand that blessing is achieved, rather than guaranteed?
Is the Creator trying to separate the perseverant from the lazy?
Because plucking a rose is risking a prick.
And hunting for berries might tear at your skin.
Is there a message here? Or am I reading deeper thoughts than intended into an evolutionary mishap?
I’m not sure.
But I can tell you, the pursuit of wisdom never fails us … even if there’s very little information to be uncovered.
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