MARCH 2, 2018 / A WINDY DAY

THE WINTER WIND IN THE WOODLANDS
BLOWS FULL AND STRONG AND WITH PURPOSE.
THE TREES TREMBLE AND SWAY AND BREAK SOMETIMES.
SOMETIMES THE PIECES FALL ON THE DECK OR THE ROOF
WITH A BANG! OR A THUD!
THE WIND AND THE TREES BECOME ONE
WHEN THE FAST MOVEMENT OF AIR MEETS HARD CARBON
THE WIND IS SLOWED AND THE DRY CARBON BREAKS.
SUSTAINABLE, THE WIND IS FILTERED BY THE TREES,
AND CLEANSES THEM OF NON-PRODUCTIVE WOOD.
WE MUST BE MINDFUL OF THIS HIGHER PURPOSE.
IT IS GREATER THAN OURSELVES EVEN AS IT AFFECTS US.
SOMETIMES THERE IS DAMAGE TO OUR SPACE
THE SAME AS THERE IS DAMAGE TO THE NATURAL SPACE
THE DIFFERENCE IS THAT MOST OF US HAVE INSURANCE.
THE TREES WILL BE GRATEFUL WE DIDN’T CHOP THEM DOWN.
THEY WILL BLOSSOM SOON!
NEW LIFE AND YOUTHFUL BEAUTY AND RENEWAL WILL RULE
A STRONGER CANOPY FILLED WITH REPAIRED AND NEW HOMES
FOR BIRDS AND MAMMALS TO LIVE IN, WILL EMERGE.
THE TREES WILL NURTURE US, COOL US, AND GIVE US PEACE.
OUR COST? A RARE DISRUPTION OF OUR LIVES
BECAUSE THE WIND CLEANSED THE TREES OF OLD WOOD.