On the brink of Springtime, sap rising as the buds on her long limbs swell in the warming days, she dwells peacefully in the midst of the turning of the year and she celebrates in silent witness. How lucky we are to see her. Long may she grace this special place with her presence. She is a study in patience and contentment, and a precious manifestation of the Living Earth.
We live in turbulent times - and haven't we always? Taking a look back at our bloodied history doesn't fill anyone with optimism for a peaceful all encompassing future. Humans are wilful and destructive both in our domestic relationships and on a global scale. We are never content with what we have, we always want to change things (for the better we say), and we just cant rest. How can we be any different without a massive shift in our conscious thinking? I don't think we can. We are so detached from the living Earth we believe we can survive without it. Our leaders are not awake enough to set aside their personal and collective greed and promote a way of life that will mean a healthy meaningful future for our children's children's children... and beyond.
This tree and all her brethren hold so much that we could come to know if we would but take the time to listen, observe, settle and just 'be'.
While we dwell in the eternal now, the constant change that is the Universe rolls out to infinity and we, as tiny fragments of the whole, imagine we are important.