I’ve walked beneath this archway
of branches so many times.
I barely make it through some days;
as the branches touch me lightly
I duck and continue onward.
But there is always a hollow space there,
made for a path
made by the many travelers
who have passed this way once before.
As I walk beneath
I can see how these branches reach to the other side-
Looking for something,
anything that could lead the way into winter.
week 41. Connections.
There is one section of the woods, right near the pond where the branches reach low and create a sort of archway where people can walk beneath. It’s almost like a tunnel of a sort. The branches are all the same kind of tree, thin wispy branches with colors that range from pale yellows to red. I got to thinking about how branches reach out to other branches. How we are constantly making connections all the time. Locking into ways to create security, strength and support. The arched pathway is one of my favorite places these woods. There’s something beautiful about the way paths form organically. I guess I’d like to believe that human connections are kind of the same. We meet others, we reach out, we try to form bonds and somewhere along the way we grow, leaning ever so slightly towards change.