Unscripted. Unedited. Real.
Writing for five minutes.
A sort of writing flash mob.
I remember when I first saw this tree. It's massive trunk in stark contrast to its feathery leaves. How I was humbled just standing next to it, painfully and gracefully aware of my smallness. And how amazingly beautiful it was.
It was October and its usual verdant leaves were caught in transition between emerald and amber. To stand at its trunk and gaze up into its flowing, wide-spread branches was to be at once, humbled and sheltered.
But what grabbed me the most about this magnificent tree was its roots. They were dark and gnarled and expansive and they wove themselves in and out of each other, in route to the water just near.
And the whole monstrous behemoth of a tree leaned.........
It gracefully and beautifully leaned into its life source.
It was as if it inherently knew it could sway and bend, reach and extend, grow and rest
because of its roots, flug deep and far and wide.
I want to be that tree, planted by the stream, who bears fruit at the right time and whose leaves do not dry up.
And so, if I am ever cut down, I will be like the stump of Jesse and branches will sprout from my mouth and I will live.