It is so easy to feel fenced in and trapped by our surroundings. I like to think of a fence as a safety measure. Not something to hold us back but a reminder, sort of pause, to help us think about where we are going and how to get there.
How often do you see flowers blooming over fences, poking through in all their glory to find the sun or blow in the breeze. Fences are made for flowers, they help them climb, they hold them up and they support them. I think that if we view fences or barriers in life this way we might recognise the way in which they might help out growth.
Fences can be our allies, our crutches and our props. They don’t always hold us back, sometimes they protect us from moving forward to quickly, from harm.