We'd spent the day climbing. The trees far below seemed small. The stolen clementine had been a sweet treat with which to start the trek. And a tot of sherry was a sweet way to end the day as the sun set over Plettenburg Bay
Albert Einstein If I could see further than others, its because I stood on the shoulders of others.
Our position is not ours alone; it is through a few things we attain our position:
- our forebears
- hard work and learning (of our own and our past)
- some luck/accident/fortune;
- Or laziness and we stagnate or backslide.
- A tree can be groomed as a dog can be trained.
- A tree will form rings in its trunk as it grows and weathers the years.
- A tree uses its instincts, its genetic coding, to produce flowers and fruit; and it learns which years to produce more and some less.
- A tree allows the soil and the weather to choose how sweet its fruit is born.
- A tree provides shade and food to friend and foe. So should we.