Here’s a comment I left a few days ago on Osyth’s blog, Half Baked in Paradise.
Gosh… I’ve just read this again! I hope my children will say such pleasing things about me when I go… for I love trees as well!
I call trees “God’s Fingerprints”… each different, each unique… each beautiful, whatever species they may be!
One day… when I grow up, I want to live in a comfortable wooden cabin in a woodland… near the sea… oh, how I dream! Oh, I would love to build the cabin, from the abundance of the surrounding woodland! With love and care, and appreciation for the trees that allowed me to create a home…
OH… how I dream!
As I write this I’m reminded of reality. We face uncertainty… we’ve been given notice by our landlords. Their son wants the house so we have to move on. Easy, some may say. No… I’m still out of work… rental properties are almost like chicken’s teeth and because of that they don’t come in the below budget range. However, my words above reminded me of a walk in a Wicklow wood… and of my words when I later showed my good lady the photos…
“Now there’s a spot where I could build us a log cabin…”