Friday, 13 July 2018
The outstretched arms weighted with an abundance of leaves cast a silent, shielding shadow over the ground below. The outline of healthy green grass matched perfectly the curves and twists of each branch, twig and leaf.
I felt weirdly sad for the scorched areas on the periphery of the protective shadow - lying just centimetres from the healing canopy unable to change its fate.
Sometimes it might feel like your arms can't stretch far enough to give those you care about most the succour they so desperately need.
All you can do is show them there is an impregnable haven in your protective arms and simply stay open and ready to give them whatever they need to thrive and be well again - and that will only happen when they are ready and able to receive it.
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." - Helen Keller.