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

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

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  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…..

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  4. markbialczak says:

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

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

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

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  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!

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    • 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 …

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        • 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.

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  8. Jodi says:

    so dreamy! makes me daydream……….

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