Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Thoughts - October 12, 2016

“I said to the almond tree, 'Sister, speak to me of God.' And the almond tree blossomed.”
~ Nikos Kazantzakis
Okay, of course this quote caught my eye! Yet, even if it was apple or cherry or pecan trees, my reaction would be the same. It's like that old saying Grandma (who moved around quite often as a Methodist minister's wife) liked to pull out: Bloom where you are planted. It is our unique gifts that bring the color, the fragrance, and the fruit. And our sturdy roots. And our moral and ethical values. And our stories and revelations. In our family, we have an almond tree planted over our pet cemetery (along with dogwoods and pussy willows...), reminding of us our season of blooming - our time here on earth. -  Beth Almond Ford.

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