I plant seeds, and cultivate. Thoughts, and ideas that come to me through the ether, or an overheard conversation in the check-out line at Shaw's, they're all seeds worth planting, and ideas worth nurturing.
Now, the harvest is something totally different. Most of the time the seeds may be the very best, but they just didn't grow. No one else took up the hoe. No further cultivating of idea by just talking it up at the counter at Annie's at breakfast. Without a little care even the best of seeds will simply wither, and die.
I don't enjoy it when an idea fizzles. I offer them up, support one already out there, but when they fail to take root I don't take it personally, I just wait.
There are times when after years, and years of waiting a sprout pokes up. I imagine I was not the only one that had the idea, but I really like to think that someone read something here, and told someone else, and so on, and so on.
That would be the best.
Lately, I have had a lot of delayed gratification. I wrote on these pages back in November of 2008 of the need for a seasonal trolley in Sturbridge. Thinking Out Loud In Sturbridge: The Sturbridge Trolley Company
Not bad, only eight years later some folks see the need a well. Well, at least the direction they are heading is right. Now, let's see what the harvest will bring.
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Town of Sturbridge to Receive $10K Grant for Trolley Service Study
Senator Anne Gobi and Representative Todd Smola announced on Wednesday that the town of Sturbridge will receive $10,000 though the Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI) to conduct a feasibility study for seasonal trolley service for the town of Sturbridge.