Make Time for the Pause or You Will Miss Its Intended Meaning

The road once travelled,

feet planted firm on solid

ground, interrupted

 

by roots thirsty for

the strength that you possess. They

demand your attention.

 

You decide: let them

overtake you, your lower

limbs petrifying

 

into suspended

thought and motion or pause

briefly, study its

 

intrusion, finding

its point of origin,

harvesting instead

 

its fruit so you can

move on, girded with wisdom

and understanding.

—by Alexandra Caselle

Trees are Mother Nature’s grapevine.  Not only do they anchor the ecosystem, but trees also communicate history through the rings of their trunks. Once a person enters a tree’s space, he or she feels nature’s vibe.

Place an ear against its bark. Listen to how it amplifies the scurrying of the squirrels and the knocking of the woodpecker’s beak. Tarry a little longer in its presence, and become connected to a network that extends farther than any Wi-Fi system.

A tree’s placement affects the overall landscape.  It can enhance the area, change its composition, or attract other wildlife. These positive changes unearth a hidden attribute of the landscape, something that broadens Mother Nature’s or the developers’ original design.

Trees can also block paths. Their roots disrupt the leveled planes of sidewalks and driveways.  People can either ignore them or choose to remove them.

The placement of a comma can affect a sentence’s overall composition.  A comma can add layers and depth to a sentence and extend its meaning.  It is that blinking caution light, alerting readers to slow down before they miss something that will be of great impact.

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Comment by Alexandra Caselle on July 5, 2013 at 5:37pm

Thanks for commenting, Tahanee. :)

Comment by Tahanee Roberts on July 5, 2013 at 11:41am

Very intriguing and so meaningful. I love how both play such significant parts in our lives and human and as authors. I totally understood the metaphor. Thank you for sharing ;-)

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