Thinking about …

Posted On March 9, 2012

Filed under Ancestry, History, Who am I?

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Norwegian boreal forest in early winter. At so...

Norwegian boreal forest in early winter. At some 350 meter (1100 ft) above sea level in the hills near Trondheim (Norway) the spruce trees are slim and grows in a spike shape, common in taiga forest. ‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Norsk boreal granskog ca 350 meter over havet i Trondheim kommune. Trærne har en slank og spiss form. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thinking about trees the other day…..riding down the freeway to see Grandmama, looking at all the trees on the sides.  Wondering, could some of these trees be really old?  Trees can get really, really old.  Some were right where they are now before we were around.  Old, really, really old.  So, what did they see?  Perhaps that sounds corny……but have you read the book The Education of Little Tree?  I loved Grampa.  He knew trees, he listened to them.

I see that trees have much significance, more when we give it thought.  Thinking about trees leads to what they give us, beauty, shade, homes, warmth; what they represent, life, death, family generations; what they inspire, stories, poems, paintings.   Ahhhh, trees!

So now, i turn my thoughts to the trees in the mountains where my ancestors lived and died.  I feel trees are a connection to them, to all life.  God says about those who believe Him that “they are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season.  Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in all they do.”  What an honor, to be compared to a tree!

So, what do you think?

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3 Responses to “Thinking about …”

  1. SavvyPracticality

    Shelley,
    I wonder about trees quite a lot. You made a beautiful comparison here, and mirrored many of my own thoughts. Oh if only trees could tell us what they knew.I hope we each continue to bear good fruit!

    • searchingfornorway

      Thank you for reading….i look alot for therapeutic activities, hehehe. Knitting is one, and writing is one. Reading, too. I really enjoy what you write, and your sewing videos are great. I’m definitely going to try some! I do tend to wax wordy and philosophically, so am trying to keep to the point, short and sweet, and hopefully, a bit interesting. :o) Thanks you again for your time to read these!

    • searchingfornorway

      Me, too, Savvy! Blessings on you and your fam and all your endeavors!!!

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