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  • Writer's pictureCarol Wiebe

Go Among Trees



We long for breakthroughs, for the illuminating light at the end of the tunnel, for enlightenment that will banish our doubt and re-ignite our faith.

Maybe all we need to do is go among trees.

I go among trees and sit still. All my stirring becomes quiet around me like circles on water. My tasks lie in their places where I left them, asleep like cattle. Then what is afraid of me comes and lives a while in my sight. What it fears in me leaves me, and the fear of me leaves it. It sings, and I hear its song. Then what I am afraid of comes. I live for a while in its sight. What I fear in it leaves it, and the fear of it leaves me. It sings, and I hear its song. After days of labor, mute in my consternations, I hear my song at last, and I sing it. As we sing, the day turns, the trees move. ……….~ Wendell Berry

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