Thursday, August 30, 2012

A tree's POV

I took the puppy for a walk this morning before the heat descended. The air was still. Nobody else was around, but for some reason I had a strange feeling someone was watching.

Here and there, random grapefruits, limes, avocados and other fallen fruit decorated the grass. I checked the progress of a bunch of bananas around the corner from where we live - still a vivid green. Then, the ritual stop to smell a seductive rose.

Now conscious we might not be alone, I reflected on the last few weeks, sorry to realize summer is almost over. I had visions of making this a boom summer for creativity. Instead, the last two months have been a journey, although I never went away. Family dramas and other commitments consumed a lot of time and emotional real estate. I immersed myself in painting in July, but didn't make much progress on my writing. My writing group meets on Saturday, the first day of September. A new start.

I wonder what this tree has seen. A thousand stories it will never tell.

What about your stories of summer?  


Tricia J. O'Brien said...

My writing was undone this summer, too, by family issues, but I have hopes for fall.
As for old trees, I love to imagine the people and happenings they lived through, to think that native people or pioneers or 20s flappers might have sat beneath their branches, sang songs, had fights, shared kisses.

Barbara Watson said...

I love reading your summer story. Thanks for sharing it. As far as my own writing, I forced myself to stay away from a MS for two months; I needed distance and time before revising. I didn't start anything new because I like to focus on one project at a time, but I did read a lot, walk my dog, enjoy my family, and soak in summer's warmth.

The Pen and Ink Blogspot said...

"...I had a strange feeling someone was watching."

Beware of avocados. The belong to the Large Pit Industrial Complex.


Emily R. King said...

I wrote about a tree in my adult contemporary I set aside. This makes me want to pull it out and dig in.

Happy writing this September!

Megan Frances Abrahams said...

Thanks so much for commenting, all of you. I've been neglecting my blog lately so it's reassuring to know there are a few people out there who are still reading it.

I agree with you about trees, Tricia. They are so stately it's easy to ascribe a sort of all-knowing wisdom to them.

Barbara, it's great you took a vacation from your WIP. It will probably give you a fresh perspective on it when you return.

Thanks for the warning, Anti-Avocado. I'll never trust a bowl of guacamole again.

Thanks, Emily. Happy writing to you too.