Tuesday, October 22

The Tree




This tree is down the road from my house, and I see it a couple times a week when I go to town for this or that.
 
This tree has struggled to live in the adobe clay that fills this valley. It is difficult to survive here. Dry, windy, harsh.
 
 This tree has managed to stand for God knows how long against the odds. Every fall it looks like this, sort of Poe-like. Kind of melancholy and sad. Can't you see it's limbs filled with black crows?
 
Like it wants to give up?
 
But I know it will be back in the spring, fighting to live one more year.
 
I've been writing a long time--more than twenty years. Sometimes, I feel just like this tree. Tired. Sapped of energy and the will to keep fighting for a place in a sometimes harsh landscape.
 
But, like my tree, I somehow find it in me to live another season. Write another book. Keep standing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 








 

15 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you do. You're a wonderful writer and a big help to me. Grow, D'Ann, grow!

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  2. And now, your limbs are filled with published books ;) Keep on keeping on, my friend. Love the tree! Lots of character there.

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  3. Great post, D'Ann. I feel like that sometimes too.

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  4. D'Ann, I feel exactly like this tree.

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  5. I can relate to this tree too, D'Ann! Great analogy! And I'm so happy you have more seasons in you because your books are awesome!!

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  6. Like that tree...of course, I like all trees. But we do get tired like they do, don't we?

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  7. I think we all feel like that tree sometimes....but as Margie said look at the leaves (books) your tree has sprouted!

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  8. Your words gave me goosebumps....which is why I love your writing so much! Some days, it's a hard struggle, especially when we seem to have fallen in the midst of everything else and don't get noticed as much. Just remember it's a long haul and you'll find your place in the sun and your time to shine. Don't give up! <3

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  9. I get discouraged, just as you do, but like the tree, we just keep on trucking. Writers need to write, and hopefully get "discovered" by a larger audience eventually.

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  10. I'm glad you keep writing. And spring always comes.

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  11. What a thoughtful post! I hope that you continue to grow and thrive. You have made me very happy with reading your books! :)

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  12. Love the analogy, D'Ann... I feel like that tree right now!!!! I'll be back, but I need a "winter" (aka break) like that tree to rejuvinate and come back in the "spring" ready to burst with life.

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  13. D'Ann, I love trees so much, I honor you for honoring this incredible tree. Try to give it a big hug one of these days. It will infuse you with strength and endurance. Enjoy the journey. Thanks for sharing.

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