Gifts from an Oak Tree

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Oak tree reminds us

Grand things have small beginnings–

Acorn at my feet.


Shade and oxygen were the first gifts from the grand oak tree. Next came a tiny acorn. Today’s gift was a small, brown, oak leaf on the patio bench: a reminder that everything fades and dies. Or does it? If I look deeply enough, I can see next year’s foliage fertilized by this “dead” leaf.

Fourteen years ago today, my father passed away. I think of the Law of Conservation, which says nothing is lost, it just changes form.



One comment

  1. marykguise · · Reply

    Wow! Don’t have words to express. Beautiful, profound, touching.

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