You know the saying, “she can’t see the forest for the trees”? It is a derogatory phrase…like when someone is said to “miss the big picture” or “bogs down in details”.
I’ve had forests and trees on my mind a lot in the past few months…feeling something like guilt or shame or frustration for the hours wasted on doing the “little” things. I wonder some times if I’ve lost the trail.
But on this cool, rainy, September early morning, I woke up with some satisfying clarity on the positive side of that saying.
Life is a whole forest. It is also just one tree. Each tree. Each day. I don’t know how big the forest is, or when I will walk out of it. So, I’m going to enjoy my walk through the trees, appreciating the sun and the shade, the rain and the wind, the sounds and the silence, and give my attention to one tree at a time.
A funny thing seems to happen when I consider that one tree long enough…I perceive the pattern around it. And I find comfort in that.
Enjoy your walk.