If we were having coffee I’d invite you to join me outside the shop, at one of those tables with an umbrella. Especially if you’re one of my friends from one of those places where the snow seems to be never-ending and the cold all-pervasive. It isn’t exactly summer here, but it’s unseasonably warm, and there are definite patches of blue-sky.
I’d want to hear all about your week, how have things been going? Have you done or are you doing anything for Valentines day? It’s never been a huge holiday for me, at least not in my adult life.
I’d planned to tell you some about my week, it was a kind of hellish week, but I’m at the point where I am able to laugh at some of it — simply because of the ridiculousness of it. But instead my mind has been on a big change that’s happening. It may sound silly, but…. today two trees are coming down in my front yard. They are maple trees, that need to come down — their roots pull up the sidewalks, and the foundation, and I seem to recall other reasons being given as well.
They’re just trees. And we have so many more trees… but these tree’s are special to me. I learned to climb trees in these trees. I climbed these trees to prove the point that I could do anything I wanted in a skirt (I’ve always loved wearing skirts).
They have always been there, and I have always loved them. For years my window looked out on them. There have been many important trees in my life, and these two…these were the first ones. I know it’s silly to be so attached, but it is my reality. So today I’m sort of saying goodbye, and it is hitting me harder than I had expected. Have you ever had an experience like that?