The trees beckon me as I walk pass them . I noticed one tree with leaves well marked and serrations at its edges . I picked one and walked further . How about the new leaves , I thought ,which looked appealing . I returned to pluck the little fresh leaves and walked home .
Aging of life struck me . Just as man ages so does all life . However the life lived is important. Have you noticed the old leaf has a few tears , may be due to the weather . It has good markings and well shaped . Of the Young leaves , one looks good while the other has tears.
Environment has an impact on the life of the tree and its leaves . How does the tree adjust to the strong winds , heat and even polluted atmosphere? There will be some wear and tear when it is exposed to such weather. Good rains and a good environment will help the growth of this tree .
In mankind, our lives get affected by our surroundings and our adaptation to them. Whether young or old , how one lives is important.
Do I live a life of moderation or one in the fast lane ? I am sure you will know the effect of either .
Wear and tear can occur at any time, irrespective of age . The day we are born , one begins to age ….however one can live a full life with grace from God. Facing the challenges of life become easier.
In autumn, leaves begin to change colour . There is beauty even when a leaf ages . It’s colour can be very attractive.
Inner beauty gets reflected on the outside in a person , no matter the age.
Jesus helps to live a full life .
He says ‘ The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full.’ (John 10:10)
1 thought on “Autumn leaves and life”
A nice shift from leaf to life. Reminds me of St. Ignatius who says even a falling leaf tells us of God’s love (Contemplation to obtain Divine Love). You well brought out the ageing process as captured in the autumn leaf.
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