Sunday, December 19, 2010
This Forest of a Life
I had lunch with my friends the other day, and our conversation turned to my blog. One of my friends said that my blog makes everything sound so perfect in my life. We chuckled about it, since, as we all know, no one's life is perfect. Believe me when I say that I have my share of family and life trials and tribulations. Later that day, I started thinking about when I was a teenager... and I would grab my sketch book and pencils and head out to the forest. I would sit quietly sketching and enjoying all of the nature around me. One of my observations back then was just how imperfect things can be in a forest- broken tree limbs, fallen/ spotted leaves, wilting flowers, erosion. And yet, even with that in mind, the forest and all of nature for that matter, is perfect in all of it's imperfection. Much like life. As long as there is living and ongoing growth, things are pretty perfect. Even if there are blemishes and growing pains along the way.