The Exchange

It has been too long,

Much too long,

Since I have climbed a tree,

Sat safely in it’s embrace,

Drawn in it’s breath,

And given it mine.

Tree life.










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28 thoughts on “The Exchange

  1. ksbeth says:

    start climbing


  2. Ah those days when we’d climb a tree and lose ourselves in the pleasantness of the wind, the branches!


  3. ivor20 says:

    Oh yes, I did love climbing trees, especially that big Peppercorn Tree down in the far corner of mum and dad’s backyard. I would sit up there, me and my tree, feeling so grand, looking out over the world, my neighbourhood…..


  4. markbialczak says:

    Decades and decades for me, MBC. The memories remain strong, however!


  5. Trees were often better friends than small people were. They were very protective of me!


  6. Oh my gosh, I know what you mean! 🙂


  7. This picture could be my favorite!!! I too love climbing trees … your last 2 lines make wonder if I have done it the right way …I want to climb one and try that!


    • I went to the Angel Tree, Infinite, hugged it, and breathed into it. I figure my breath will live in that tree forever. And it’s breath, in mine.

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      • Thank you for sharing this. It helped me because …
        There is a tree in our backyard, which is a community space. It gives me a wise ancestral presence …it’s been there forever before me, it changes colors …I watch it and it watches me. I found out it is up for removal this month. I have sent a formal request to not remove it. I am not sure if this tree friend of mine will continue with me …or will be uprooted. It will reflect a lot of change for me it it goes. I am going to be taking your process of exchanging breath to this tree. Will see how it goes …


        • Oh no! I’m sorry they are removing it!!! Is it being transplanted or destroyed?

          I hope your tree friend remains. If not, I hope you get a chance to say goodbye.

          I have never lived anywhere that I did not have a tree close by.

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          • I am not sure if they would transplant …either way it feels like ‘destroyed’ to me …uprooting a living tree from its home place for who knows how long.
            I grew up in a crowded city area with no trees. This is my first home with trees in the vicinity. That is why I am attached to it I think.


  8. Jodi says:

    so dreamy! makes me daydream……….


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