My life is a tree, a standing silence in the wordless sky.
Grounded simply in the fullness of earth.
Growing full in the love of light radiating from those who attend with me through the forest of life.
It’s the company i keep, the companions of heart who surprise me the most, alighting among the branches of my days like song birds, gazing eye to eye, perhaps departing too soon.
i stretch forth, through the times and movements of days, years, storms, quiet summer days and star filled nights.
If i could move, it would only be closer. If i could go, it would only be deeper. If i could reach, it would only be toward the company of Beings my roots now touch and intertwine.
My life is a tree, a standing declaration in the wordless sky -
i once was just a seed, but i’ve become a canopy of love;
a living sanctuary of shared breath;
a house of words in which you may dwell;
a wooden cross to carry you through a lifetime.
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants. It becomes a large bush, and the ‘birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches”. - Matthew 13:31-35
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