Monday, January 28, 2013
(Image appears to be manipulated - artist unknown.)
Once upon a time I was crossing this huge meadow and came across a cow, who spoke to me: "Mmmooommm, what are you doing in my pasture?"
"I'm going to see the tree of wisdom."(smile)
"MmmMMmm, very well, you may cross the pasture."
La-la-la, fiddle-dee, I danced around and around and around... a strange looking tree. Looking at me, it spoke: "You are approaching the great forest. I am the tree of wisdom and yet, I cannot ascertain 'why' you approach?"
"Oh tree of wisdom, I long to touch the sky; feel the sunlight upon my face; feel peaceful in a world of counting woes." I spread my arms wide in mimic of angelic wings.
The tree smiled: "How will you do these things? Or have you come to the tree of wisdom to assist your quest?"
"Yes, I know what to do, and yes I need your assistance." Seeing a smirk on its face I hesitated, but then from within, arose a rush of courage.
"I would climb to the top and sit among your tallest branches. Peace would enter my heart as I bathe in the sunshine. Sunlight drawing me to a standing position where I might begin to touch the sky."
A most solemn expression it displayed and asked, "The tree of wisdom is forbidden to touch; you know this. You will surely die. How would I assist you?"
"As the sunlight draws, my arms will stretch upward, and I will to leap from your safety. Please allow your branches to embrace me. Gently, slowly, guiding me to the ground that I may die upon it; nourishing the roots of your being."
"Very well; see you on the return flight."