Tree Wisdom

January 18, 2008 at 3:35 pm 3 comments

When I was a kid, I didn’t get a long with people very well.  I did get along great with cats and trees, though.  I was blessed to grow up in a neighborhood where a small woods backed my street.  I spent some of the happiest time of my life running around in the woods.

I admired and felt strongly connected to trees.  Whenever people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, the only truthful answer I could think up for a long time was “a tree” because I hadn’t seen any people I wanted to exemplify, but the trees had it down.  I knew they had the secret to life and it was 1) to let energy run through you but still be at peace with yourself and 2) to be grateful for the physical aspect of your self and the joy it can bring.

Still today when I see a tree purring in the summer sun with its leaves lifted high, I catch their joyful infectiousness.  And I was delighted to have my boyfriend tell me a few weeks ago that I’m his “daddy tree.” I never told anyone that I wanted to be a tree and for a long time I lost sight of my childhood vision.  But it seems that I have grown up to be a tree like I wanted after all.  It’s such a wonderful gift to be reminded of a lost vision at the same moment you realize that vision has been fulfilled.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anthony  |  April 14, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Beautifully Written.

    Jesus used trees as illustrations and within parables, when teaching about the Kingdom of Heaven….we all need to take time out to learn a thing or two (at the very least) about trees and how they are very much in the background, but are behind almost every aspect of human life, from Food & Shelter to the Air we breathe….

  • 2. kylie lewis  |  March 15, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    hi cute cool and awesome were awesome awesome totally

  • 3. kylie lewis  |  March 15, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    hi hi hi


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