Be like a tree

When the leaves flap and bristle,
A cacophony of castanets,
the branches strain,
and the trunk pulls on the roots,
Stand tall and strong,
Remember to breathe.

Catherine Johnson, 2012.

via Google Images

 

Be like a tree.

Put down your roots in the warm earth.

Allow room for your branches to spread out.

Don’t fluster when the wind attacks and the leaves flutter.

Unless of course:

 

 

 

 

 

 

or this:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you read the very beautiful A Leaf Can Be by Laura Purdie Salas?

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