From the Amida Buddha click-through daily meditation widget on my i-Google home page:
A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden. – Buddha
We had a storm that played havoc with the garden last night, alright, my Mom and I. Sigh. I am feeling as flattened as the chrysanthemums across the street, after yesterday’s all-day-wind-and-rain-storm.