Tree of Life and Living it

in #treetuesdaylast year


Don't be ashamed to weep I said
'Tis your right to mourn the loss
Of love and all it means
The water of the tears flow
My life cannot, should not be
Without
But to run in the sunlight, for pure delight
A wounded heart will heal in time
The memory lost, love sealed inside
For comfort
Truth be told.




Some days, life seems a little blurry, or not quite right. Hocus, Pocus. It is so easy to lose focus on what really matters in life, isn't it? Keep your eye on the heart of the matter.


Oh, the golden moments of life, shadowing me from reality. It whispers of change in the tide, but, it doesn’t change the fact that I cannot breathe without you, you, it will always be you.



My tree of life. I wanted to explore my connections with my family. Broken branches and all. For Mother Nature is so kind, she has developed a way to heal and grow again once more.

This picture is dedicated to #TreeTuesday with @Old-Guy-Photos. Let's bring out those trees!



And just that quick, this show is over. Tag me and I will visit you too! Thank you for allowing me to muse about and as always, I wish you a wonderful day!



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I always post this poem down at the bottom of my posts. It is one that has become so near and dear to my heart. I only post the most famous part of it, but, wanted to post it in its entirety today.

they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered,
"where does it hurt?"
it answered,

"everywhere"
"everywhere"
"everywhere"

warsan shire



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Thank you so much! You always leave such kind and thoughtful words!

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Oh some old bugger trees have had it hard, and yet they preserve. Even proudly, against all odds. Oh the heart can be a fickle thing. Some can just lightly bounce like a butterfly from flower to flower. I have always admired that in a way. Lol. Some take more of the bull in a china shop approach. I always tended to be an all in kind of guy. Go big or go home amiright? Lol

Now I must say I am enjoying seeing these lovely photos of you. Such an awesome smile! Keep them coming, please ;) Your fans cannot get enough!

Yes! Some days, I wonder how they still stand with those odds stacked against them.

Go big or go home? Heck no! Not my style! :) I bounce from flower to flower. The variety, the beauty - always fresh and new. Or so says the butterfly.

It is such a beautiful day in the neighborhood, I think we need a walk or a beach or something today. Oh, I believe I have posted enough selfies for one year.

Thanks for coming by and saying hello and I hope you have a most fabulous day! Don't work too hard!

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Oh fresh and new is fun. However I was told new broom sweep clean, but they don't stay new for long.

It's never a bad idea to hit the beach!

I try not to work too hard, but I just seems to be my burden in life. Le sigh.

Oh!!! Did you steal my Le Sigh too? OMG. You are simply incorrigible!

:D I have been called that before! I only steal from the best!

Hehe! Somehow I knew that. Don't ask me how, because I will never reveal the secret. I hope you're having a good day and that you will be taking it a little bit easier. I also hope that you post your hillbilly mailbox later. Or you can save it for Market Friday. LOL

Exactly I never ever kiss and tell lol. I know you are just dying to see my hillbilly mailbox. Well maybe I can just work that into a post for later. You know I could do you up one of these here mailbox numbers. It is kind of like abstract art. Hey I could even charge a high price for it so you feel it is even more special. Thats a deal then. Just kidding about the high rate, you already know I am a giver not a taker, yes?

So, tell me how you really feel?

Hey I could even charge a high price for it so you feel it is even more special. Thats a deal then.

Coughs Just when you think you know someone... I always feel better when I live within my frugal budget. You of all people should know that. ;)

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Beauty of a dogwood flower... How come there are no catwoods ??

There are pussywillows!! Does that count? :)

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Again a post full of lovely colors and light warming up our days your posts always make me smile

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Thank you for always taking the time and effort to stop in and say hello, while you leave kind words behind!

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Just popping in to say Hello 👋

Lol I had to I say a lot on here but seldom do I say hello so making up for it by saying Hello 3 times in this reply

And it’s never an effort and always a pleasure to visit your posts

And I did say that I would say it three times so
Hello my friend how’s your day going 😎

Haha! OMG! You are too funny. :)

Sorry I am getting forgetful with ages not sure what was funny speaking of which I hoped I remembered to say Hello

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OMG! You should be fired!!

Ohh yes I do agree with my failing memory and forgetting to say Hello to people they should let me go without a doubt :)

I'll send them a reminder! I wouldn't want them to try to latch on to you! :)

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And Hello again @dswigle thanks kindly

My pleasure. Goodbye!

Goodbye was for yesterday not that’s it’s morning I can say Good morning 😃
Ohh and of course Hello 👋
But don’t worry that’s it for today with the H word

Ha!!! Somehow I don't believe you, so I will be following you around!

Look at my face how can you not trust me LOL
By the way I saw something today I had to get a shot of and share with you :)

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Haha! OMG! Now THAT is funny!! I swear to God, I am getting you a part-time job !!

The words today dance around like a pedal on a flower-- beautiful and heartwarming.

Thank you so much! You are such a kind and giving soul, especially of yourself. It pleases me to know you are back where you belong and I do want to thank you for taking the time to stop by and leave your always kind words!

Have a great night ahead!

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Beyond the gorgeous photos ... you become minimalist. Best at the moment.
The Tree of Life! Magnificent metaphor.
You know I am not exalted though that this comment can create this image.
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Thanks again!

My pleasure!

You are not exalted!? Psst. Neither am I. :)

I am pretty minimalist in the last few days. I have no time to write and I cannot just put up a bunch of pictures without writing. It is against my code. Not really, but, I just cannot do it.

I will return to normal, and hoping the rest of the platform does too. So few people here. So sad.

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I have never done a post only with photos and without text, story.
I know very well what the lack of time means and minimalist posts are the solution.
Hopefully we will have where to post the in future.

Oh, I know you haven't!!!! When I say things, they are not directed AT you, just giving my opinion on things. I find the posts of mine too short right now, but, the only other solution is to not post.

I am not even doing but 6-7 pots a week. And guess what? When I was doing three a day, the money was the same. I finally figured out why. I don't have a lot on auto vote and so people will vote you once a day. I do the same. So, with such a small pool of people, how can I post more than once to the same audience.

When I put it in a challenge, that is different, different audience.

I understood that you spoke generally, you did not refer to me. I talked about myself just thinking that you didn't always notice how my activity was.
You are right, you do not earn anything by posting more ... I would do this simply for fun but I do not have time yet. I have a few who vote for me automatically, with low value so I am really amused that I get about $ 0.30 on a post ... after more than 2 years in Steemit. That's not because I wanted to get rich ... that's because it really represents my value here. Whether I write a blog with 1500 words and 100 photos or I write a blog with 250 words and three photos. It doesn't sound right to me but it amuses me.

True! For me, I was stretching myself with my personal life, trying to get two posts in. It takes me so long to put one together, I don't have time. Truly. I wish I did, I love posting for the sheer love of putting the words together.

But, weighing the amount of time plus all the other factors, one post is what I aim for, and hardly a contest. More time that I don't have! :)

I am happy to take what I can get. But, yes! $0.30 a post? I don't expect that. You have a wonderful Tuesday!

As you say, we post first and foremost for our pleasure. I hope to do this as much as possible.
Let's hope for better times.

Absolutely! If we don't do it for the fun, we will become unhappy with the platform. I posted on Facebook for many years for free - happily. So, this can only be a step up.

Rain drop of White pretty flower is superb. Thanks for sharing

Thank you so much! Glad to hear you liked it! I appreciate you stopping in to say hello and leaving your words behind.

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Cheerful flowers with poem to remind one of how cherished life is, blooming super Denise!

Tree with limbs removed, is a good reminder of life, torn asunder, must carry on living...

Thank you so much, Joan @joanstewart

Oh, if we only cherished life from the get-go, right? So many people wait for the lesson to be learned before they get there. I admit, I like the tree, but could only find a ratty looking one to us to get my words across. :)

Thank you for taking the time to stop in and know that I appreciate your words of wisdom. Always. Have a great rest of your afternoon!

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Beautiful words and some lovely clicks made this day even more special !

Thank you so much. It is but a short, sweet post today! Hope your day is awesome!

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Amiga muy lindo todo,la felicito,muy agradable para pasar un buen dia,Dios bendiga su talento ,gracias por su bondad hacia mi amiga

De nada. Espero que tengas un muy buen martes!

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Love the poem. love sealed inside for comfort truth be told
Just starting my #marketfriday post. Hopefully I'll have it done by Friday! lol
peace

Thank you!! Nooooo! I haven't started mine yet! LOL As always, I want to thank you for your always thoughtful responses!

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You just made me laugh when I read that over again saying that you hope you'll have it done by Friday. You do you know that if you don't there's always next week!💖

Yes, but I am a woman obsessed, so there's that. And as always, thanks for the tip!

Oh, yes!!! I get that!!! :) The tips are always my pleasure!

The poem hits some soft spot of my today. Thank you for sharing these wonderful words and pictures. Have a blessing day to you.

I hope it did not sadden you. I am glad you liked them and I thank you for your very kind words. They mean a lot to me.

Have a great day!

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Ah, no no, no worries... just some memories to be remind and should be kept aside again. Thank you!

Ohh. xoxo

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Thank you my kind lady!

It is always a pleasure!

Gorgeous flowers, the first white one with water droplets is particularly stunning. I think you are right, the tree of life and family are the same - no matter what happens they grow back together stronger. !COFFEEA

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You are so sweet!! Thank you for the words and for the coffee!!!

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😊😊some days life seems little blurry or not quite right .hocus ,pocus .it is easy to lose focus . Anyway dear ...beautiful

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Thank you for your words. I hope you have a nice day!

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