Summer Is Nigh

You may have gathered by the recent blog entries… that I come from a family which has strong roots. These roots feed the tree quite expertly… not only the older and stronger and deeper roots, but even the young, tender ones. It’s a good tree and branches out on the earth to create a place of shade in the heat of the harsh sun and shelter during storms. It can also be a formidable sight on the horizon for anyone standing near (or even some distance from) it. There are those that have been threatened by both its magnificence and its immovability. And some of us have been “captured” by them. They like the thing they see in us. They like it that we come from a strong place. They pluck us up, plant us in the middle of a living room and tell us to grow. You can imagine how a real branch might respond to this. I suppose the concept is that a cut off branch can grow into a tree of its own. But I know this only works with some forms of flora and even then, only under certain conditions. These haphazard ones are not normally sensitive to this. So there is often harm done. Fortunate we are that we can be grafted back in to the great oak and made strong again.

7 comments:

Becky Jo said...

I am a root of an oak begining to make my way through the fertile earth out to bloom on my own. But if it wern't for this strong oak, I would be nothing but a root lost in the dirt. Likewise, because of all this support I am therefore allowing my life to expand into something which will someday be as strong and beutiful as this everlasting oak.

Becky Jo said...

I am a root of an oak begining to make my way through the fertile earth out to bloom on my own. But if it wern't for this strong oak, I would be nothing but a root lost in the dirt. Likewise, because of all this support I am therefore allowing my life to expand into something which will someday be as strong and beutiful as this everlasting oak.
-The little one

Becky Jo said...

Opps....I sent it twice. Double the profundities.

tahoejimbo420 said...

I liked your horticulture lesson better than the one I gave you.

cathouse teri said...

Can't think of anything more enjoyable than a whore's horticulture :)

Don't call me shirley said...

Whoreticulture? Now that is a new one on me. Mind you,there are not many things that aren't.You're wasted in that office teri :-)

Shiremom4 said...

Prose and Poetry I ain't. Teri has always farer outdid me on that won. But in knowing her "Oak-y" family for a time, I know that there is mostly love and acceptance in their home. Did I mention an overabundance of pure joy, for joy's sake? Who is Joy, anyway Teri? I've rarely felt those strong branches reaching out and wrapping around me more than with her family. Her house should have a huge sign painted on the front; "Come in if you're not too serious, Ah, what the heck, even if you are, come on in anyway!"