Blood, Sweat, and Tears

"Writing styles are not easy to come by, they are forged by fire, they are cooled by the tears of ones own eyes, and they are oiled by the authors own blood; sheathing that style is an entirely new level of pain." - Shy willow

Friday, February 7, 2014

Hidden Truth

Hidden Truth

by: Jenn Grossi

So this hardwood tree, and it is dark and cold with a slight breeze, the soft light of headlamps make the limbs, branches, and stems glow. All twisted and reaching in every which direction they willed. Looking at it you may feel a sense of loss, sadness, grief even. Often times described in literature to elaborate fear, death, and anticipation of things to come. Yet this huge, twisted, bare sleeping giant holds a wonderful secret. Life. The plain bark, and naked arms protect a fragment of wonder deep within itself. Away from the cold, wind, and even harsh eyes and judgments of others. Protected from the cold happenings, protected from the long months, a soft, sweet, wonderful bit of life hides within. Though for 10 months out of the year one may say it ugly, I tend to think that those tens months show the truth and secret of that tree. Those 10 months show love, and sacrifice. So misunderstood the simple things.

I have met a few people recently who I find have forgotten their inner life. I at times have struggled with mine. I have at moments forgot the strength I own as an individual. I forget to look through the eyes given me, and I forget to feel through the compassion blessed me, I forget to marvel with joy freely given.

Out for a brief drive, while parked momentarily I gazed upon an ordinary tree, my heart opened for the first time in some time, and I was reminded that this is no ordinary tree. I am not an ordinary tree, my friends, family and acquaintances are far from ordinary. I have several friends who struggle with their ups and downs. One in particular instantly came to mind. I felt the need to write my friend and share the truth.... the Hidden Truth as it is. YOU have life in you, regardless of how or why you hide it. 

~ Thanks for Stopping by!!
                    ~ Jenn aka. Mom

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