Standing Under Trees II

“I took a walk in the woods and left taller than the trees.” — Henry David Thoreau

Sometimes standing under trees

is the only way I can breathe

deeply enough to relax,

to calm myself into remembering

what I am — this steady pacing,

a day to day reckoning of the joys 

and consequences of living, 

must be balanced with the silences 

needed to understand

that we are created beings.

This is no small understanding;

knowing that we are held

by our Creator, shaped,

tended, cared for by Perfection

and the Perfecter of love — the reason 

we are able to love — is the most

humbling and satisfying truth

of this earthly existence and 

a remembrance of what awaits us

in the glorious forever to come.

— C.L. Fisher, July 2020

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