as it meanders along the way

Shelter

Oberg Mountain | Lutsen, MN 2012

These trees remind me of my son and me.
Two strong and independent individuals.
Both with scars from growing and learning.
Just as a parent attempts to shelter their young…
There comes a time when that life must seek out their own sunlight to bask in.
The trees are leaning toward that same light
The younger planted straighter, with an eager reach pulling away.
Still the two are one and the same, one born of the other.
It is time for the aged cedar to relent…
As the day will approach when the new growth
Will take the place of the wizened cedar as it falls to rest.

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6 responses

  1. Reblogged this on The Wasteland Here and commented:
    Shelter – words of wisdom

    May 10, 2012 at 4:52 pm

  2. Great tree to use as an analogy. Cedars exude wisdom and strength.

    May 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm

  3. Wonderful metaphor! I often see a human quality in trees, so this resonates for me a lot especially as a parent πŸ™‚

    May 10, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    • Thank you for your thoughts Robyn. As you can see, I am moved, amused and awed by trees! Good to meet another who has the same relation to our leafy friends πŸ™‚

      May 10, 2012 at 11:31 pm

  4. wow..

    May 19, 2012 at 5:52 pm

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