Finally made it to the climbing gym and was inspired to cast fear and hesitation to the wayside. What took me so long to try this, I can only guess. It’s really not that hard (to try something new). I am lucky to have many interests and very little preventing me from enjoying any of them – except perhaps – time enough.
This was such an interesting tree in its own right. I felt like I was trying to create art from art. The tree felt like it was a living soul, holding generations of stories of pain, loss and perseverance.
When I need a break from work, time spent mostly in front of a computer, I like to take my lunch breaks outside to soak in some vitamin D. Center city offers few spaces to find the quiet to complement the natural light and fresh air. On one of my walks I passed this quiet little space a few blocks from my office. Just two cement benches in a brick paved area set under a dogwood tree. It’s not a bus stop or backyard. Just this space available to the public to sit, rest, get out of the sun, make a phone call, whatever. But it’s quiet and comfortable for a short time. When I hear the term “Old Soul” I think of trees – strong and protective, intelligent and quiet. This tree is not a great oak, but it is beautiful as it blooms in the spring and peaceful.