This “Laceleaf” Japanese Maple near my home has been groomed as a shrub, but has been damaged in the middle area as one can see in the image. But, is it damaged, or is it what it should be; the way it should be.?
The plant is alive and thriving while on the verge of shedding its crimson leaves for the coming Winter. The plant will survive and come back strong in Spring. The plant has no vanity and the damage has long since healed, but unlike the plant, we often feel damaged and not very beautiful even though we are doing well…even through the eyes of others.
I often feel, the way I see this plant. I know I should not, but I do.
Know that I have thought of you today and wish you peace, love and happiness.
A poem –
Darkness offers comfort to rest the eyes.
Sound all around me, not by me.
A smell reminds me of a peaceful place,
a place I can no longer visit.
Nature fights to survive.
Man fights to be happy.
Be at peace with yourself as best as you can.
working to bring forth fruit from the rocky soil
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