Cold damp Earth
I am alone.
Silence surrounds me.
Only the occasional bird song
I find a fern. She is at the base of a tree.
This could be any fern at any tree.
But today I decide to dedicate my dance to the uncurling of her leaves.
My body mirrors her struggle against the sometimes cold wind.
Words start to come out of my mouth.
‘I am hungry’.
‘I want to grow.’
‘I HAVE NO PLANS. I trust the Universe to provide for me.’
Meanwhile my physical body starts becoming weaker… I am starving. So hungry all of a sudden that my normal energy starts to disapate.
Still I keep moving.
The fern calls me. She moves me.
I find my hand suddenly on the moist earth.
It rips out a baby plant.
All of a sudden my heart is filled with sorrow. HOW can we live so unconciously? _ As to rip living beings out of the earth for no reason. All of that hard work; their whole life was spent organizing their solid roots and then a big clumsy hand destroys it in one swift swoop.
I dance the sorrow dance.
I craddle the still breathing plant in my arms and dance for it.
‘I want to grow’
‘I have no plans’
‘I am soooo hungry’ Feed me mother earth, nourish me.
Slowly my dance ends in that moment of time…
yet my walk home continues in the same sort of manner.
My feet move and my arms paint the picture of the woods around me.
With my hands I gather and disperse the energy of each attentive living breathing plant being.
I orchestrate oxygen.
Into my lungs and out again.
This cycle will never cease as long as I experience this life.
This too is my dance.
The path to the unknown. May we all walk along this path with an open and trusting heart.
Are all trees really one and the same??