Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Meaning of "Tree."


“To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.” ― Dr. Seuss

Author, Ray Bradbury, once said that everyone must leave something behind - whether a simple garden out back that boasts the morning glories each day....or each of the stones, so painstakingly placed inside the wall that cradles the ivy...

Something, most beautiful always remains. Something we have touched in such a way that it leaves a place for our souls to go when we die.

And, isn't this the truest measure of our legacy? That so many years later, we might look to a tree and recall the day our father dug not one...not two...but, three separate holes so the little sapling might always be so perfectly placed.

Even after all these years, it's clear....he did it just for the smile on his little girl's face. 

We all have this legacy to share. An indelible piece of our spirit, that transcends all of time and place...and with just a simple touch of our 'hand.'

Everything matters, my dears...and nothing is ever missed. All that we are and do and think and believe, becomes an integral part of the foundation upon which Humanity's house may be built.

And yet, how often do we break away from the click-click-clacking of our keyboards, and in order to make a little difference? Have we perhaps forgotten the truest reason that brings us all together right here?

My dears, let me be clear...

You are not your FaceBook status, or that number on the scale.

You are not what your boss thinks of you on that odd day before yesterday. 

You are not any of the names gathered up through these years, and certainly not at all how you may think you appear.

Oh, but my dears...

You are the way the morning glories climb upon the wall...

You are the beautiful stones which gently cradle the ivy...

And, you are the happiness in a little girl's smile after her tree has been so carefully placed.

At least, that's what you mean to me....and on this day, today....you are my world.

Namaste, my most beautiful friends ~ and may all of our 'trees' be placed just the right way.

p.s. - I think perhaps this is why I so very much love my trees...