Tree Worship

Lyons, Colorado, 2012.  The Cupcakes’ Big Badass Colorado-Utah Road Trip.

You know, I do my best to prepare for the golden, violet, crimson, 12 story, oddly bright pink, handstand looking, bushy, huge, never-ending, kind, wise, SUN BURST YELLOW, Sistine Chapel hues, dormant-white, HUGE IN THEIR GIRTH, giver of all life, as far as the eye can see limbs and trunks and trees that I am like a noodle in love with—COMPLETELY MADLY HOPELESSLY IN AWE OF—and I gird heart and I armor my gut but NOTHING EVER FULLY PREPARES ME FOR THE GENTLE PRECIOUS MATERNAL LOVE the trees project and exude and give off with their special way of saying “You may have never ever had a mother who loved you as beautifully as you deserved but we are here and we are growing forever and we think you’re the most wonderfully fine specimen we ever saw this afternoon.”

I think trees are especially kind, don’t you?

Berte Bark

8 Comments on "Tree Worship"

  1. The Zadge says:

    What the trees said.

  2. Cupcake Murphy says:

    xoxo times infinity my dear one.

  3. Edna says:

    Edna St. Vincent Millay. 1892–

    130. God’s World

    O WORLD, I cannot hold thee close enough!
    Thy winds, thy wide grey skies!
    Thy mists that roll and rise!
    Thy woods, this autumn day, that ache and sag
    And all but cry with colour! That gaunt crag 5
    To crush! To lift the lean of that black bluff!
    World, World, I cannot get thee close enough!

    Long have I known a glory in it all,
    But never knew I this;
    Here such a passion is 10
    As stretcheth me apart. Lord, I do fear
    Thou’st made the world too beautiful this year.
    My soul is all but out of me,—let fall
    No burning leaf; prithee, let no bird call.

  4. MidLyfeMama says:

    Every so often I come across a tree which seems to be the nexus of all cosmic power and magic in the universe. And I never want to be anywhere else but with that tree. I can see one such tree out of my window at work, a mighty willow which stands near the soccer field. I would chain myself to that tree if anyone ever thought it needed to not be there.

  5. Kana says:

    Couldn’t (have ever, in a million years, with all the time and writing materials in the world) have said it better myself!