Monday, October 15, 2007

Giving Up

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(October 12, 2007)

It is really amazing what life teaches us through what we see around us. As I woke up this morning I was greeted by a beautiful day. I was up immediately and was taking some photographs when I found two trees, side-by-side.

One of these trees was alive and the other was dead. Both had gnarled bark and each was stooped, as if standing straight had been far too much. However, it looked as if one of them had just given up.

It amazes me that both of these trees took different pathways and is still with us, while the other is not.

Is this not a metaphor of life? That there are many around us still in the land of the living, but inside are “dead” because they’ve given up?

As I sit there and gaze at these two trees, I am faced with a daunting question...which of these two am I?


Gerb said...

Nice picture, as always. Glad you were able to enjoy some time in the great outdoors!

I feel like each of these trees at different times in life - but I always seem to come out standing!

~cari~ said...

I'm with Gerb. I think we all feel like each of these trees one time or another. Lately, I am the dead one for sure! Can't wait to be up and blooming soon!

Great blog!

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