Of course, I realize this is not a tree, but if a sunflower were a tree—this is what it would look like, towering over us all with all its sunny goodness—maybe with a few more blossoms.
I’d planned a different Vincent van Gogh post for this week, but since today is “tree love” Thursday, I decided to try passing off a sunflower as a tree. This is the type of sunflower that my student Wanéa finds a little scary. No flower should be taller than a human, in her opinion, so for her sake, yes, let’s consider this a tree.
Please enjoy van Gogh’s Allotment with Sunflower with a meditation for the restless soul:
Room to Grow
Meister Eckhart | Sweeney and Burrows
My life is like a page on which
So much is already:
hurts and joys and the tumble
of fears and uncertainties.
What You want of me, God, is
that I clean the slate, emptying
it of all this to make room for
the freedom of nothingness
where alone You, my God,
have room to grow.
I am joining Parul Thakur for #ThursdayTreeLove every second and fourth Thursday of the month. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link it back to her latest #treelove post.