Am I A Tree?

After reading a poem by Chris McGeown on his blog Short Poems and Other Nonsense, I started thinking about life experiences.  And whether they fling us to the ground or help us to soar, we keep going forward and hope to learn from, or at least survive, those experiences.  Or if it’s been awesome, we try to figure out a way to repeat it or continue the experience.  Another opportunity to grow.

It kills me when people say “grow as a human being.”  Well we aren’t going to grow as an elephant.

So then I started to think about the rings of a tree and that each experience is like collecting another ring on a tree.fall-foliage-at-saneteachers

So I realized I want to “grow as a tree.”

I have a lot of rings on my tree-self and I hope that I will continue to experience the good and the bad and then mostly good and good again.



Now to work on looking willowy…….

About Barb Knowles

The things that are important to me are family, friends, teaching, writing, languages and using my sense of humor to navigate this crazy world. Please join me on this blogging adventure...
This entry was posted in humor, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to Am I A Tree?

  1. The Soumyadeep says:

    I want to grow as a tree but walk as a river.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I love this. The thought of each experience being a ring on a tree is amazing!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Barb Knowles says:

      A little corny, but I think there is some truth in the analogy. Thank you for the compliment. Of course, you’ll probably think of this when you pass every single tree on your hikes, lol.


  3. I love tree’s 😃

    Liked by 1 person

  4. christophermcgeownwriting says:

    🙂 thank you Barb!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Loved this great insights and thanks for the heads up on Chris McGeoen’s blog some great poetry there for me to enjoy 😊

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s