Saturday, April 10, 2010

Tree's Reflection

I took a walk and, crossing the bridge over the Laguna and looking down, I saw this tree looking in the mirror.

I can't blame her. She is so pretty!






Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos—the trees, the clouds, everything.
—Thich Nhat Hahn

9 comments:

Lori ann said...

What a lovely post. Trees do have thoughts and voices don't they? I also believe with my whole heart Thich Nhat Hahn's wise words. I came over from Delwyns, I like your comments so much.
lori

Dan Gurney said...

Thanks, Lori. I love your site, too. Added to my sidebar, so I'll be checking in. I see you love flowers, too!

Delwyn said...

Hi there Dan

Yes this is a lovely mellow thoughtful post with the lacy tree branches lying on the water and the wisdom of Thich Nhat Hahn lying on my soul...

I have read many of his books over the years - I love their honesty and simplicity...

It is nice to be back amongst friends...

Happy days

steven said...

dan i appreciate thich nhat hahn's words. my take is to keep the body i am using in good health so that i can bring the greatest goodness i can into this world in whatever time i am given. have a peaceful day. steven

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

She is pretty Dan! But I am struck by Tich Nhat Hahn's words, which I had not read before. What a lovely take on keeping in shape!

Dan Gurney said...

Hi, Delwyn. Welcome back. I'm reading TNH's book The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching right now, and I'm really enjoying it. It will probably be the next text for the Society of Friends. Stay tuned here for some posts featuring excerpts from this book.

Dan Gurney said...

steven, you seem to be really good at staying healthy. I know that you get a good deal of exercise and time outdoors just getting back and forth to work without a car. You've even got me thinking about walking home from school one day... I've biked it a lot, but never walked it. It's about 9 miles the way I would go on foot (not on the highway).

The Pollinatrix said...

I like the metaphor in this. I want to be a still being in love with my own reflection in all things.

Dan Gurney said...

Polli, that's lovely. A still being reflecting love. For trees are living fountains of love making food for us, shade for us, oxygen for us. Yes, trees love me, and I love them back.