the company we keep
The walk by myself this morning led me to thoughts about how one has conversations in one’s head, conversations one has with others and how sometimes you can feel totally at ease with this other person, and it doesn’t matter if you know each other well or not, there is a rhythm to the conversation and it just flows. I had this image this morning walking in the woods and perhaps seeing all these trees influenced me, it was an image of a conversation as a tree.
|tree bark bracelet|
Let me explain: I am talking and the other person is talking and we are talking about Everything that comes to mind. We start in the roots of the tree and then we leap up onto a branch, then slowly work our way to a twig, from there step onto a leaf, are then blown away by the wind (still on the leaf) the wind turns and we land on the bark and work our way into the rings towards the core, get tugged along by the sap stream moving upwards towards the light; just an image mind you, of how the conversation can move in all directions and yet we still understand one another at an essential level. Meaningful. I love conversations like these.
Was in a bookstore yesterday, one of the two remaining bookshops in town actually, talking to the new owner and we know each other by sight (at least I do) and we had just such a conversation; I used to have a friend in ‘another life, in another town’ with whom I had talks like these, I’ve just remembered how I enjoyed these talks with him-of-the-other-life. How much I enjoyed yesterday’s talk in fact. Here and Now.
|found this pic by googling 'conversation' + images|