Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Ginkgo - Hope, Peace, Resillience
When this leaf blew into my path last fall, I had no idea about the revered significance of the tree or the meaning it would have in my life.
For those of you who have been following this blog for a while, you might remember that my word for this year is HOPE. Hope for the future. Hope for today.
I think of the Japanese, who are suffering so much because of the earthquake and tsunami. After reading this article, I came to understand a bit more about the reverence in which they hold the tree and why. I hope that these trees survived and bring them much comfort in their time of trial.
I have always loved the Ginkgo tree. The leaves are beautiful. In truth, I didn't know that they could be grown in Minnesota because of the climate. Obviously, I was wrong. This little leaf that blew to my feet as I was walking Pixie proves me wrong and gives me hope. Hope for today. Hope for the future.