Hope

“I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.”

– Willa Cather

I love trees.

Regardless of the changes they are put through by the seasons, they are patient and stand firm. Perhaps resigned, but also accepting.  A worthy role model these days.

I’ve always seen this image as representing hope that, in spite of circumstances, life will be renewed.

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6 responses to “Hope

  1. Resigned…accepting… for me is about the same (if not the same) thing…

    In my search for spiritual meaning, only the buddhist (zen especially) approached life like this: accepting everything, good and evil, light and darkness, etc. Accepting, resigned but still active even if not hectic, nor hastened…

    We are at least three to love trees, bob. I’m sure we are many more but at least three…

    Just finished to read a “fructarian” book… and fruits grows mainly in trees, don’t they?

  2. Wonderful photograph Bob! Miki and I recently discovered an apparently dead shrub tucked away on a patio when we were working on the new gallery. There wasn’t a hint of green anywhere. But nevertheless, we watered it, and within a day it had exploded back into life. Quite amazing really – and illustrative, as you say of their patience, and tenacity. Qualities worth nurturing, with a little water, now and then….

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