Sunday Trees: Silhouette

A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail.

A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live.

When we are stricken and cannot bear our lives any longer, then a tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me! Life is not easy, life is not difficult. Those are childish thoughts. Let God speak within you, and your thoughts will grow silent. You are anxious because your path leads away from mother and home. But every step and every day lead you back again to the mother. Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all.

Hermann Hesse

Becca’s Sunday Trees

Stay safe, stay healthy and be kind.

37 thoughts on “Sunday Trees: Silhouette

  1. Gorgeous photo…the beauty and mood of it captures me in!
    Love what the trees say…and if we listen to them we can learn so much!
    Always admired, and appreciated, Hermann Hesse and his words and teachings!
    He suffered from depression and yet wrote so many poems and writings that have helped others…and will live on for generations helping others.
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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  2. Great silhouette Rupali, and beautiful background colours. Those conifers in the background, are those the evergreens that were covered in snow in your snow photos?
    Also what is that tree? Those drooping leaves look like a weeping willow, but don’t think they grow so big.

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    1. No, it’s another side and these trees are quite far from my place.
      I am not sure but I guess it might be birch. I shall check if I go near the place.

      Thanks for appreciating the shot Deb.

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