Monday, 13 May 2013
Make Like A Tree
old car under trees
I am convinced that days take on themes.
Today's seems to have been trees
and shades of amber & blue.
Our son told us a travel tip he's picked up. To lessen the effects of time-lag and discombobulation - find an old, established tree to sit under for a while. The tree will ease you into your surroundings and ground you. The tree has been rooted to that spot for decades (or even better, in some cases, centuries) and will gift you its calm standing. All the traveller needs to do is ready themselves to receive.
I spent the first ten years of my life in the land of the crooked trees: Orepuki, Western Southland.
Recently, for a school project, my granddaughter wanted me to tell her about one of my favourite landmarks - well, it had to be the Orepuki trees on a 90-degree angle.