Thursday, July 10, 2008

In Loving Memories

Panasonic DMC-FZ5, telemacro mode, cropped.
A tribute to the twins Jojo and Jiji, who passed away last night and at noon earlier today respectively.

See the flower as dying and you will see the flower sadly. Yet see the flower as part of a whole tree that is changing, and will soon bear fruit, and you see the flower’s true beauty. When you understand that the blossoming and the falling away of the flower is a sign that the tree is ready to bear fruit, then you understand life.

Look at this carefully and you will see that life is its own metaphor.

Always remember, you are not the flower, nor are you even the fruit. You are the tree. And your roots are deep, embedded in Me. I am the soil from which you have sprung, and both your blossoms and your fruit will return to Me, creating more rich soil. Thus, life begets life, and cannot know death, ever.
WALSCH Neale D., Conversations with God (Book Three), Hodder & Stoughton, Chapter 8: page 144-145