“We like things to manifest right away, and they may not. Many times, we’re just planting a seed and we don’t know exactly how it is going to come to fruition. It’s hard for us to realize that what we see in front of us might not be the end of the story.” – Sharon Salzberg
Last night the power went out from the wind and storms. It was so quiet, I could hear the birds chirping outside instead of all of the chirping that goes on in my head about what was or is about to come. The silence was beautiful music.
The last time we had a big storm a few years ago, my tree in the back was hit by lightning, fell on the power line and took out the power for the neighborhood for 24 hours. Not quite as somber.
I remember that summer well – removing a 50 year old tree, “recarpeting” with sod and planting two new trees, lamenting the loss of the shade. As I look at those new trees, they have really grown and taken on their own character.
A good reminder that as things change, we need to keep replanting so something is always growing. As we plant seeds along the way, new gifts and blessings bloom to make the journey more fruitful and fulfilling. Replant.