Yesterday, Karl and I worked in the yard and began with the clean up after the storm. We were without power the previous night, from 8 PM until shortly before 6 AM yesterday. Others in the area were without power longer. We are grateful to all who worked such long hours to restore service.
We have seen trees grow again in new ways after losing a good part of the tree, or from the stump. This is a powerful metaphor of healing and resilience.
I remember when my mother lost an apple tree. The tree stump became a place for a big planter of flowers.
Ellen Grace Olinger