If I were a Tree

Saturday, March 29, 2008

If I were a tree, how would my life rings appear?
Would there be thick ones for my happy moments?
Would there be skinny ones for the years when I was weight-appropriate?
Would there be dominant life rings to mark my commitment as a wise woman?
Would there be pregnant life rings for the three living royal rugrats? What about the pregnant life rings for the two babies whose souls left my body and this earth at five-months gestation?
How would the life rings of my clinical depression look? Would those be present as I did not feel connected to the world?

How deep are the roots of my tree?
How deeps should roots be?
Am I am able to move my tree near flowing waters for contentment?
Or do I choose to move to the desert where I must struggle to satisfy my thirst?
Do I even have the option of movement?
Is it I that moves my tree or is it the Gardner of the Universe that wisely tends to my tree?
Do I think my tree is being wisely tended by the Gardner?
Don't I believe that wise would be a very safe comfort zone without conflict or growing pains or disease? Indeed I believe that wise means only peace.
But is peace possible?
Is it possible that peace is a verb rather than a state of being?
So as a tree, do I grow or become stunted?
Do I branch?
Do I protect with my shade? How big are my leaves?
Am I fruitful or am I to serve some other purpose?

Yes, I wonder how my life rings would appear to me and to others.

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    Hi there, I take it you wrote this yourself.....its wonderful. I must add that I love your sense of definitely helps the world turn in a more tolerable way. I choose humor to get by almost anything...and it appears you do to. Hope your weight loss is going according to plan.
    4329 days ago
    and your royalness surely you know the story of the ENTS in the lord of the rings??? by tolkien??? lady-in-waiting here hoping you walk the earth in peace!!! mary
    4335 days ago
    What an insightful thought process. You've definitely given me something to think about... I think I'll find a way to draw out the rings of my life and post it somewhere to think about. Thank you for the idea, I think this will give me some much needed perspective.
    4340 days ago
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