Friday, August 10, 2012

"the great tree goes down and leaves an empty place against the sky.  if the person is deeply loved and deeply familiar the void seems greater than all the world remaining" ~  Sheldon VanAuken

a great man died recently, zander's beloved grandfather.  i asked Zander what kind of tree would allen kinkel be?  He sees him as a sturdy tree clinging and growing on the edge of a cliff, with roots that spread deep and wide, holding together all the soil around him. 

i should see you as that tree, too, zander. but i would go into much greater aesthetic detail of the actual look of your bark, branch and leaf.  :) 

since grandpa's passing, ender has been  exuding life.  he has been a stable presence as i cope with death.  {also reading A Severe Mercy which is an interesting expose on grief and eternity}
but i need to stop clinging to a two year old and cling to an Infinity Year Old :) 

2 comments:

The "Not-So" Empty Nest said...

Beautiful depiction!
The book you're reading sounds interesting. I'm going to check it out :)
xox

Les is more said...

oh good! its a great love story of two pagans who find Christ, but I really didn't find fuller resolution until the closing chapters... i'd be so interested in hearing your thoughts on it!