4.09.2009

conversation with a tree

i stood beneath a tree today.

it had a talk with me.

it said, " 'tis my Maker that made you.

just as your Maker made me.

look—here am i, safe and standing tall...

i made it through the cold, you see.

here i bloom, in spite of bitter months.

no... winter can't and won't destroy me."

10 comments:

Ms Unreliable said...

So very beautiful! I don't think I truly understood the excitement about Spring or Fall before I lived in a climate that had deciduous trees! Don't get me wrong, evergreens are lovely! But the changing of leaves, their eventual fall, and then their triumphant return...there's nothing quite like it.

spread your wings said...

this is just so touching.
Happy Easter!


p.s. i hope i'll get to see a photo of the Easter outfit you told me about. it sounds so perfect for you.

Heather said...

What a lovely pairing of prose and photos, G! Thank you for your uplifting message. I want you to know that your work (blog, craft, and otherwise) inspires hope and creativity in me. Oh, and I hope you don't mind that I set the sixth photo as my wallpaper. I love images of tree branches against a blue sky, in any season!
Hugs and happy Easter!

Char said...

a beautiful message - making it through the bitter months. I needed that today.

Peter Tschirhart said...

You give me cheer.

ELK said...

trees can indeed teach us so much and you Georgia have much to say this day~
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elk

i keep meaning to let you know how much i delight in your new header photo~

JLBO said...

Yes ! We shall overcome !
All the "winters" we go through in our lives won't destroy our faith.
You had a beautiful dialogue with this little Tree of Life today - the sort St Francis would have had on his way to his hermitage, maybe...

beth said...

I think with all the complaining I did this winter, the tree outside my office window just said the same thing to me and added in a little..."quit your whining !!"

EnnythingGoes said...

misty eyes after this one.

Jane said...

I loved your conversation with the tree. I've been looking up at these spring buds myself and wondering. Your post spoke to me.