The Dead Tree

Funny the things you’ll notice all of a sudden sometimes. Things you’d swear were never there. But they were, had been. Perhaps for a long time even.

Like this dead tree I chanced upon today Despite coming here 2-3 times a week walking right by it, maybe just a mere 200 or 300 feet away from it. Never saw it. Never noticed it before.

But every once in a while, your mind stills enough. Quiets down just enough to see something new. Something new that was always there. Today it was this dead tree.

So, I stilled myself even further and wondered what killed this tree. Why this tree? why not the others? In the distance, I saw another similar tree, much smaller but dead too. Something did them in, an infection or parasite or something.

I don’t really know the answer. For that I’d have to do much more research than a cursory look and a couple of photos on my phone.

Do I have a point? Not really. Suffice to say, I noticed it. I acknowledged it. In that moment, my mind stilled enough to actually see, to be outside my mind. And that’s good enough.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Chella says:

    WOW!! You shoukd seriously be a writer my dear friend!!! I thank you for sharing something that I am sure most of us do everyday and do not notice things in our surroundings. Even the ones like you said, that we’ve seen a 100 times😏.
    Because we are usually thinking or just caught up in the moment, we don’t always see what is right there in front of us, so thank you for sending that wonderful post!!!
    Until next time my friend!!!

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