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Monday, May 23, 2011

Above it all.....

As a child, I was quite shy and insecure around people.....but there was a special place that only I knew about where I could be above it all, hidden in a secret watchtower, where I viewed the world from a different perspective - and I got there by climbing a tree.  At 53, I still climb trees whenever I can; in fact, these memories were brought back this weekend as I climbed into our front trees to trim them.  The delight of leaning back against a branch, seeing the bright sunlight filtered through the softly fluttering leaves, filled me with satisfaction.  This week's inchie theme, solitude, had no other image for me.....
My personal world is stable, but the lives of many who are important to me are filled with serious medical decisions.  As I contemplate the peace and solitude climbing a tree has given me, I can't help but think metaphorically about "looking up".  And I pray.

3 comments:

Kris said...

Wow Peggy, so deep and thought provoking. Awesome expression of yourself in this inchie.

Emakesart said...

What a beautiful photo and love that inchie. I love that you still climb trees. I was a big tree climber and now I'm wondering if I should go find one to sit and just enjoy the light, leaves and breeze. I pray that all goes well with your loved ones and they are led to the right decisions. Beautiful post.

xoEsther

Peggy Alborn said...

Disclaimer - it's not my photo, but one from a magazine ad. :)