Monday, November 22, 2010
Without a Doubt
Within the past week a small miracle has transpired: two pair of bright tiny green leaves sprang forth from my naked fig tree! I suppose if you'd never seen its beautifully proportioned trunk and sueded branches covered by the deep curves of five-fingered sheltering leaves and tender wrinkled blushing fruits, and then watched it drop every last one to stand completely bare for months, you might not find this tremendously exciting, but to me it's a pretty big deal--and a sweet way to be welcomed home, after some time away. Life changes so quickly... doesn't it?