oh what fleeting moments I should capture, oh what memories I should still possess

What lies beneath?

It's no telling how long that piece of metal has been embedded in the tree. I've lived here for 15 years, so way longer than that. What I see is the twisted end of a thick wire that had been wrapped around a tree years and years ago. What I don't see is the rest of the wire, because the bark has simply grown over the offending metal. What I think is that we often deal with our own troubles in the same way: grow over and around them, instead of dealing with them.

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It’s so easy to focus

on the tangled mess in front of our face,

when the real troubles often lie much deeper.

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2 responses

  1. So true about our troubles. Great analogy.

    December 7, 2011 at 10:37 am

    • It’s pretty accurate for me, anyway. There’s a line going around half of the tree, where you can see it’s grown over the wire, but not quite “healed”. It’s like a scar. Last time it caught my eye, I thought, “how very like people”.

      December 7, 2011 at 12:34 pm

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