A gardener was tasked to take care of a flower he had never seen before.
He was known for his mastery of his craft and taking care of the little details that always separated himself from others.
So his employer knew he could handle this specimen he obtained from the farthest reaches of the jungle.
The only thing that he passed on to the gardener that he knew was to make sure that it received a lot of water.
Taking this wealth of information, he took to the task.
The flower had particular characteristics that reminded him of other flowers he had taken care of, so he mixed and matched his knowledge and hypothesized a regimen.
For a while it seemed as if the flower was growing healthier as it had ever been, but suddenly, it took a turn for the worse.
The emergency care that the flower immediately received only helped to slow its ultimate demise…
...but the writing was on the wall.
The gardener had to break the news to his employer of his failure.
Of course, his employer had the utmost respect for his competence, and it did not waver now.
The only question he had was if he could ascertain why the flower was unable to thrive under his care…
...he was quick to respond...
“It did not belong where it ended up.”