Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

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."

"What?" .....................


  1. Aha Dixie,

    I guess I should udder a few words in regards to your moooving posting! :)

    Me thinkest your return flight will bring some wonderful insight.

    And yep, that tree looks remarkably like the outline of a human head.

    Peace be with you.

  2. That tree may be wise (and anthropomorphic) but it hasn't noticed that all of the other trees have tip-toed away and left it alone!
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  3. Aha!! Gary!
    Always the insightful one ~ where would I be without you? Up a tree?
    Now that you mention it, it does look like a human head, hmmmm?


  4. Actually, Bazz, when I arrived it had stepped away from the great forest to do some yodeling pratice. Sounded a bit like Steve Tyler, Aerosmith, you know?. :))

  5. Wow! That story took an unexpected turn. I could grok (understand) about the talking cow. It was very moooooving, too. Where you got to the talking tree, I saw the meaning in that and your conversation. I mean,who hasn't wanted to spread their wings and be closer to the wide blue sky? I tried it when I was a kid. but my tree didn't talk to me, really. I just thought he did. I dig the freedom and peace of it all in your tale, Dixie.

    And then you, I think, in the end/beginning kinda went ker-splat on the ground so the tree could nourish itself from your blood, mind or spirit. Yep... big twist at the end. I dig it!

    Take care, Dixie :)

  6. Yo Kelly. "Grok a lot" is my favorite motto, or "grok around the clock tonight."

    Yep, a big ker-splat, but waiting to see how part 2 comes out... return flight, you know?? The tree surprised me with saying that. Keep your shirt on... we''ll see.

    So sorry your tree didn't speak to you; most are quite arrogant.

    Thank you :))

  7. True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.

  8. Thank you; glad you stopped by.

    Powerful quote... I find it true more and more. Thank you for providing it.


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