Good evening, Carol.
Hi Dr. Hortfreud.
Are you ready for our session, Carol?
Yes, I am.
Okay, tell me what you are feeling when you look at this half circle of peonies?
Well, Dr. Hortfreud, I feel “happy” All of the peonies are coming up nicely and have flower buds on them. Last fall when I dug them up and moved them here, the ground was so dry that I watered this spot for days to get it ready. Pretty soon, the ants will show up on the buds. In fact, I hope that the ants that think my kitchen is the place to be in the spring time see these buds from the window and come out here!
I see, well, that’s one way to get rid of ants, I suppose, Carol, by wishing they’d leave. Any other feelings or thoughts?
Don’t make me admit it, Dr. Hortfreud!
Admit what, Carol?
That I goofed this spring!
You see it, why must I say it out loud?
Because, Carol, we know it is good to admit our mistakes.
Alright. Just give me a minute here… I admit that this spring I noticed some peonies coming up where I had dug them up last fall, so I decided to move them over here, too, and make the half circle a little bigger.
And I dug up a bleeding heart and stuck it right in between two peonies!
Good confession, Carol. Don’t you feel better about it now?
I guess. I’ll feel even better when I move that darn bleeding heart out of there.
And now, if you’ll excuse me Dr. Hortfreud, I need to go get a shovel.