Legacy Of The Oak

Like an oak tree.

Spread out

Reach up

Provide shade for someone

Stand strong and quiet as you are leaned upon

Be elegant in your simplicity

Age proudly in your gnarls and changing bark.

And in the end

Leave behind something to fire up

For Another.

Be a legacy.

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27 thoughts on “Legacy Of The Oak

  1. Paul says:

    Absolutely perfectly Colleen.

  2. Bernadette says:

    Love this, beautifully written words about how to live.

  3. Ann Koplow says:

    Thank you for the oak tree of your blog.

  4. goldenbrodie says:

    Beautiful and how I would love to be that reaching oak.

  5. The last two lines sent a chill down my spine, in a good way. Not kidding. This is really great. Classic wisdom. Wow.

  6. russtowne says:

    Beautifully said, Colleen. And just think, from a wee acorn you grew! ;-D!

  7. Hoping I continue to reach, standing quietly, listening, still. Your post describes my husband though. It will be his legacy for sure. Just beautiful.

  8. I love this so much, yes all of the bits and pieces of our lives, a legacy we hope to learn from. xxx

  9. Debra says:

    We have a beautiful and very old oak tree at the center of our back yard, and i think that your words will stay with me, Colleen. You mention you don’t have a particular talent…I think you do. You have a talent for living with purpose.

    • Thank you Debra, for your very kind words. I love that you have a tree you associate my words with. WHen I was growing up there was a tree smack dab in the middle of our front yard. I wrote “When I look out my window I see, A beautiful beautiful tree”. It goes on. But I think of that every time I see a tree out a window. 🙂

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