Final walk of year

The tenacious Beech leaf

Holds fast in winter.

Art Prescription:  Nature always has a lesson for me. Today as I took my final walk for 2015 the beautiful Beech leaves caught my eye. While most of the trees have let go of their leaves, the Beech holds on through winter. It’s as if they have the final word.

Interestingly the Beech is linked with time, wisdom and knowledge but especially written wisdom, as the Beech was used in thin slices to write upon and form the very first books. This is corroborated by the fact that Beeches were called ‘Boc’ by the Anglo-Saxons, which later became book. Even today the Swedish word ‘Bok’ means both book and beech and in German ‘Buch’ means book and ‘Buche’ means Beech.

Trees are a perfect metaphor for life in many ways and my goal for 2016 is to grow my branches towards the sun while staying firmly rooted in the moment.

Happy New Year to YOU my dear blogger friends. I wish you happiness, health, and clarity for the new year!



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