Growing in Shadows
, originally uploaded by serni.
Were it not for you, my friend, I would be nothing.
A small sapling.
You have stood beside me through it all,
and are willing to be there, in my shadow, for a lifetime.
Little tree, you hold me up.
You nourish my branches.
I celebrate with greater glory every day, all thanks to you.
You are willing to forego your own distinction
in order to further bless my existence.
I am humbled by your growth,
despite my smothering presence.
I am forever indebted to you, my friend.
Sometimes I am even jealous of you.
For you have the spirit I lack.
You do not need to shine
In order to thrive.
It takes, for me, so much effort.
To achieve what you do with so little.
Even if I could give you half of my wealth.
You would not need it.
You are far richer than I without it.
Thank you, Little Tree
For helping me to find peace.
Thanks to Cristina Corduneanu for today’s photograph