4/21/2008

A little story about a tree, a flower, and a little old man.

Jason and I were walking outside and saw the lovely little buds to greet us! I was taking pictures, Jason was helping, and then we saw something kind of interesting.
There was a little old man with white hair and a cardigan over his collared plaid shirt. He walked alone under the trees. He stopped for a moment, tilted his head upwards and took a moment to breath in the blossoms. The sun danced on his rosy cheeks, he leaned on his cane. He would take a few steps and do it again and again. There was no hurry. There were no worries. There was only the little man simply enjoying the blossom-filled air.
Why don't I do that a little more often? The trees bud. The trees bloom. The leaves turn. Trying to make us happy.

And sometimes nobody notices.

8 comments:

Cassie said...

I am going outside right now! Our yard is full of flowering trees right now, and I will be sad if I miss them. Thanks for the reminder.

annie said...

that was a phenomonal little essay.
true that!
give Jas hugs from the boys ---

Bobbi said...

I guess we miss out on things like that because we all think we are too busy. Someday there will be a time when we have the time to relax and enjoy our time....Wow, aren't I amazing??? I should go into business with those words.

Lucy said...

Hey, no fair with the buds. We still have a baby snow drift in front of our house. I'm getting excited for the buds, though. We're going to be thankful for spring when it comes to our place!!

jason said...

I think this little old man caught our attention because the car full of thugs next to us seemed so far out of touch with reality. I must agree with Annie on this one though... we should send this one into the New Yorker.

Audrey said...

beautiful geri, simply beautiful.

Becky said...

And an author is born!... We're still waiting for your first novel!! It's what you're meant to do!

Shelby Nicole said...

You are so amazing! I need you back here in Logan because I need you to influence these selfless and positive inspirations on me...Jason can come, too! :) I promise us girls will play nice with him!