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A Fable about Toughness.

Because of a blessing of unusually heavy spring downpours all along the North East coast, rugged aromatic plants that throughout winter had striven in window-sill pots and carton-size terraces were opportunistically growing luxuriant.

Contradicting this benign consequence, the same uncommon storm systems had some TV weather folks expressing dire sound-bytes that featured terms like, "power-grid crises" and "unbelievable traffic tie-ups."

All the while, delighted small-container gardeners watched as 'dollar-a-pot' oregano seedlings commenced impressing with robust growth spurts.

And straggling thyme, and sad, yellowed rosemary doubled in verdant leaf-spread and root expansion.

And, despite their cramped environs and depleted soil, mojito mint vines increased themselves in shameless abundance.

As these events took place, back in their Situation Rooms, grim-faced Weather-Watchers studied projections of deluges and predicted futures fully crammed with civilian inconvenience. "A global phenomenon for which we all are somewhat responsible!" they contritely confessed to sympathetic viewers.

All the while, and snooty because these humans had not given them a thought, the so grateful Terraced & Container-grown herbs found it difficult to suppress derision.

In their lopsided eco-pinion, considerable inclement bother was exactly what the smug TV audience deserved.

Moral: With survivor Fauna, Reality is all.