Tuesday, October 12, 2010

watching autumn

the more the leaf grows from being a benign green to an aged green, ... to a dusky green ... to either a faded orange or a crisp brown ... the tree knows for sure its head is in the sky... it watches, wonderstruck... the infinite permutations and combinations of the infinite things that inhabit in this chasm of eternity continue unperturbed... eternity is a baffling word ... a word that is as impractical as the desire to grasp the moment and its bliss ... does the tree understand the sky with its implausibility ? ... we can not know since its mind is the matter of the wind... it feels the wind as it blows through its leaves ... creates a rustle ... flutters the birds nested in its branches ... and passes... and then, another wave of wind comes ... or may be a moment of stillness... as the leaves whisper the tale of the wind that passed .. as its branches bloom and the little pods burst into flowers ... in that infinitesimally small moment, the tree realizes it's roots are deeply dug into the heart of it's womb ...



Image : in Lund, Sweden


4 comments:

subarnasree said...

These leaves in the picture are so skeleton like, it is sso sharp and contains certain amount of horror with them that I am not being able to look at the picture for long! am i exaggerating?! going wrong? will you help?

Susmita said...

an image is what you see in it ... so there is no right or wrong ...

the leaves are dry and they do have sharp edges ... to me the frame caught my eye since against the roots, the dry leaves were lying ...a cycle of sorts...it is a tree stump ... but that is life ... somethings pass, for some new things to come ...

sup said...

Loved the direction your thought took - Falling leaves as a symbol of growing, expanding, being wonderstruck, LIVING every moment - big and deep.

Reminded me also of a quotation a friend sent me once:

"she was some years older than him and made no pretense of being younger. her hair was greying; she would tell him later she was the sort who forgot to dye it, even when she tried to remember. she also felt humiliated to be eradicating some part of her hard-won existence. don't people who try to look younger miss part of their lives? she queried, seriously." - alice walker

May be the tree also feels like her when it sheds leaves.

Susmita said...

thank you for sharing the quotation ... it is simply true ...