Sunday Trees


Time is different for a tree than for a man. Sun and soil and water, these are the things a weirwood understands, not days and years and centuries. For men, time is a river. We are trapped in its flow, hurtling from past to present, always in the same direction. The lives of trees are different. They root and grow and die in one place, and that river does not move them. The oak is the acorn, the acorn is the oak.~ George R.R. Martin (A Dance with Dragons)

For Becca’s Sunday Trees

Nurturing Thursday : Don’t doubt yourself

What would be better than shaing this piece of information today:

It’s Nobel Laureate C V Raman’s 131st birth anniversary today. He had unshakeable faith in his work and abilities. Though he was elected to the Royal Society, a great honour in those days, when he was just 36, he didn’t consider it a big deal at all! He knew he would win a Nobel Prize after discovering the Raman Effect in Feb 1928. After missing out in 1928 & 1929, he was so confident of winning in 1930 that he he purchased ocean liner tickets to attend the ceremony 5 months in advance, before they even told him he had won.

(Joy Bhattacharjya)

Nelson Mandela has said, ” There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living“.


Inspired by Becca’s Nurturing Thursday