Posts Tagged ‘dignity’


A dying tree peels back its outer layer bit by bit, slowly disrobing

in its promenade to death. And even as it reveals

its time-ravaged body, it does so with grace and dignity

so that there is beauty at the end of life.


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The settling of sunlight is random; a spot here, a brush there, a sweep,

a passage, a glimpse. There is competition for this photosynthetic

nurturing; a branch reaches out, grasses stretch to rise up

 out of the shade, leaves arch and torque for the best exposure.

And even though life and death hang in the balance

 of this contest, there is always dignity.

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