20. Poetry


It was sad that day to see the old tree come down. For decades the Live Oak’s massive wandering limbs had given passersby shelter from the hot sun. And for children the tree offered the perfect climbing opportunity. There was one particular limb near the ground that was especially long; it looked like a human arm reaching out to help or touch.  And whenever we were near the tree, my daughter would ask me to pick her up and put her on the end of that inviting branch. Pushing the branch down to the ground it would respond by going right back up. And until I was completely exhausted, she would bounce up and down on that limb laughing all the while. I think the tree enjoyed those times as much as we did.


Day 20 Guide


Think today about the pleasure that nature provides. Think about the trees, the birds, the blue sky, and even the rain.


© 2005, Levi Hill

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