Friday, February 26, 2010

Thoughts to ponder

I was recently compared to a leaf clinging to a branch in the dead of winter.

This leaf actually: I have some very big decisions in front of me.

The question was posed to me, "What are you waiting for?"

The leaf and branch was symbolism for the question. It was very thought provoking for me. I sat and thought about it for a long while.

This image is very striking for me. In so many ways it describes my situation. So in this, I say thank you to the woman who posed the question. :)

After a long time of thinking, here's what I came up with:

I am not a lifeless leaf clinging to the dead branch waiting for something.

No, I am water sitting on a strong, healthy leaf. I am wisely collecting my scattered water droplets. I am getting them lined up, ready to form the most beautiful drop the world has ever seen. And then, when the moment is right, ready or not, the drop will be released into the ocean and become what it always wanted to be: part of something bigger.

This is how I see it in my head:

This entire process has been beautiful. There has been growth, trust, and love involved. The weight of the water is gathering on the end of my leaf. Before I know it, it will be time to let the drop fall into the ocean. I wait, in joyous anticipation, of that time. That time approaches more quickly with every day that goes by.

Where are you today? Are you a lifeless leaf holding onto the things that no longer sustain you? Or, are you a water droplet gathering yourself up, moving toward where you want to be?


  1. y



    I never saw you as a dead leaf.

    but I saw the hanging on to the branch,
    and that is what moved me.
    I wondered what that leaf is waiting for...

    and well
    symbolically you rock.

    I love you green leaf.


  2. I know that's what you saw, I saw the leaf and thought dead leaf, clinging to a branch getting no sustinance. It spoke to me. I spoke back.

    Thank you. You were the inspiration.

  3. The only post note I would make...

    speaking to your symbolism with the leaf,
    is that if we hold on to long to something
    that isn't working for us any longer,
    we do become shriveled up and lifeless.

    but I want to be clear that was not how I was seeing you.

    I like the way you speak back.
    I like it a lot.