A friend posted an essay by a Buddhist named Ram Das.He wrote about trees and how we accept them for what they are. They can be bent, straight, evergreen, whatever. But when we look at people, we judge them or ourselves. He was going to
treat people more like trees and accept them as they are.
I really like this thought. Every late afternoon when I am walking Noodle and just standing around while he sniffs the very same spot as he did the day before, I look at a grove
of trees directly in front of me. I have never tired of doing this. This is my favorite time of day. The sun is waning. There is almost a hush . Traffic is almost non existent . No one is usually out. I look at those trees and watch birds making their final
fly by. Sometimes they go into the trees and I have to watch for movement to find them. A squirrel is fussing about something. Now when I look at these trees, I will put a new element to my thoughts. I will just look at the trees and see them as beautiful,
protective,some stately, some bent, some tall . My mind will then wander to my friends, some protective, some tall,some not, all well, I hope.