“A tree's beauty
lies in its branches,
but its strength
lies in its roots.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo
HOW TO RE-ENTER THE WORLD
by ANN DYER
I’ve been talking a lot about roots lately. In class, on facebook and instagram, to my begrudging husband over morning coffee. Not the sexiest topic, but rooting is what Nature is cleverly doing right now. And I think Nature has something to teach us (isn't she suppose to know best?).
Nature knows: root first, sprout next. "A tree's beauty lies in its branches, but its strength lies in its roots," writes philosopher Matshona Dhliwayo. Nature is quietly preparing for the spring rains by putting down new and fortifying old roots, so that trees aren’t swept into rushing rivers, and new sprouts make it past the first big rain.
Soon we will be coming out of the cozy, year-long hibernation of sheltering-in-place into an increasingly active Spring of active workplaces and family visits, social gatherings and public events. It will be glorious. And it will be challenging. So, it's worth giving some thought, now, to:
Now is the time for subterranean growth. For quiet contemplation. For digging into what keeps you healthy and happy, whatever the weather. Once rooted, we can all move together with Nature into a beautiful, dynamic Spring of new possibilities!