Coming out of the municipal building this week, I was taken with the beauty of this tree against the spring sky. Still without leaves this year, the tree is inspiring as it is, a raw, stark, silhouette against the blue sky, so perfect I had to take a picture. Its intricacies are mesmerizing!
As I see it, this is a family tree, the branches representing parents, siblings, grandparents and all those who have gone before. It is a physical representation of how rooted I feel, nourished by the warmth of friends and family, past and present. These people, plus life experiences on two islands, have brought me to this point in my life. Like with the tree, there have been droughts, lighning strikes, tough times. But, also like the tree, I stand ready for what is to come.
I am lucky not to live or work near this tree. I would spend far too much time gazing at it.