Consider the wheelbarrow. It may lack the grace of an airplane, the speed of an automobile, the initial capacity of a freight car, but its humble wheel marked out the path of what civilization we still have.
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.
You fight dandelions all weekend, and late Monday afternoon there they are, pert as all get out, in full and gorgeous bloom, pretty as can be, thriving as only dandelions can in the face of adversity.
You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.
As I stood and watched the mists slowly rising this morning I wondered what view was more beautiful than this.
There it is, fog, atmospheric moisture still uncertain in destination, not quite weather and not altogether mood, yet partaking of both.
Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
All walking is discovery. On foot we take the time to see things whole.
Last Update: 6 October 2022
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