"If we take care to honor the roots of a tree,
then the trunk and the branches will take care of themselves."
- Marianne Williamson (Everyday Grace)
Nature is a kind teacher, and ever-present really... it does not take much to unearth relevant truths if you just take the time to pause in its company. Standing in the grace of an elegant fruit-bearing tree bathed in the soft edge of early summer sunlight, allows me to dwell on the importance of supported foundations. Noticing the gnarled trunk whose roots draw nourishment from the fertile damp ground and whose branches lean toward the light, reminds me that my fruitfulness will depend on the support of good positioning and nurturing so that I may gracefully grow into the fullness of being...