Everything Must Run Its Course. Let's Plant a Tree...Shall We?Submitted by dexterszyd on Sun, 08/07/2011 - 11:26
My friends, my colleagues, my family and acquaintances are but innocent children shielded by the comforting paradigm that everything will remain the way it is regardless of these world events.
Our lives are small and fleeting in the scheme of things, and yet we get caught up in our events, seeing them as eternal and overwhelming. If we could only step back and see the bigger picture.
We make our world significant by the courage of our questions, and by the depth of our answers. –Carl Sagan
We forget our place, both in how insignificant we are and in how special we are.
Yes the current system must come to an end.
Everything we know has a life cycle. Like the sapling your great grandfather planted in the yard that grew into an enormous oak tree and has surcome to pressures and forces of this world and have relegated it to fire wood.
The tree has provided acorns for the animals giving life. It flourished with oxygen. It's branches were a perfect places for the squirrels and bird nests. The wooden giant gave you and your children a strong limb to climb and build your fort allowing your imagination to run wild. You carved your name of your first love in that tree. The huge wooden giant eventually provide shade and was a landmark in the yard that was the cornerstone for years to come. But today, that tree must come down. It has lived well beyond its time. There is nothing anyone can do to make it last. Its bark is coming off from the many beatles and insects that devour it. Its trunk was struck by lightning. The leaves are no longer resistant to disease.
We have a small group in our family who wish to cut it down and salvage what we can before the long winter. But many of our family think it can be saved. Others can't bare to visualize our yard without that giant steady tree that we have anchored our lives to.
Finally we see this old tree losing its limbs as it decays from within. Little by little as the November winds blow the tree begins to lose its shape. Falling all over the yard. So many limbs that we are having trouble collecting them. It is becoming down right dangerous. A young man climbed the tree and a branch split in two as he fell to the earth and was hurt by his fall.
In conclusion the old tree split right down the middle. Its huge dead weight fell right on our house and destroyed everything.
Perhaps if we would have realized that everything runs its course and we would have listened to the family members that wanted to cut what was left of the tree we would still have a house to live in. But because we were caught in our paradigm and believed this day could never possibly come we now must endure a long winter with no shelter.
This whole economic system is also coming to an end. It has lived its cycle. It has been a lot like that tree. Many of have tried to salvage what we could but realized its day has come and gone. Unfortunately your other family members did not listen and could not bare to live without the way things always were. Anchoring their lives to this monster of a system that we have had in our country for years.
But fear not.....for we have a seed for a new sapling. It is not an oak tree but it is a hardwood. It will not grow overnight and it might not make it. But with all the care and protection ...and if the conditions are just right....we can grow another tree.
BTW, everything will be ok because I have you.