Rants, Ramblings and General Diary of Juliana Wathen

Just a tree……

My roots run deep and branch out in all directions beneath me. They anchor me in storms holding fast to the soil. They drink in the sweet energy of the earth everyday and night and feed me the nourishment I need. The exchange never ceases. I am more grounded today than the day before as my roots reach deeper and deeper into that which sustains me.

I stand tall and sturdy knowing my core is balanced. Flexible enough to sway in the wind but strong enough to hold my position. I am engrained with layers upon layers of experiences that envelope me telling a story all their own and marking the passage of life. Each layer is larger than the one before , allowing my heart more room to grow.  And more room to carry the hearts of so many within me. I am stronger today than the day before as I build upon what I have learned.

A canopy of branches and leaves stretch above me and provide shade from the harshness in the world. Unafraid of the unknown they reach out to new heights and experiences. They take and they give, absorbing the energy from the sun and filtering it back out to the world as pure intent. I stand taller today than I did the day before unafraid to grow beyond my own yard.

The Tree of Life is not just a tree, it is who you are. Yesterday, today and tomorrow. It is the summon total of all our experiences.

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)”   
—      E.E. Cummings

I love each and every one of you

Juliana

 

 

 

 

Comments on: "Just a tree……" (2)

  1. Mariannne said:

    I LOVE that e.e. cummings poem — even framed it and gave it to Bon for Valentine’s Day a few years ago. Your post is likewise lovely and poetic, insightful, as usual, and as always, a favorite part of my day.

    Like

  2. Thank you MM……It’s one of my favorites too. That’s why I just had to paint a Tree of life for it!

    Like

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