What does this intriguing title could possibly mean?
To those of us walking on and off the road …
While reading the French news yesterday, I learned of a sad turn of events: the baby oak tree that the French presidential couple had offered to the US presidential couple, and that they had planted together on April 23, 2018, died.
It died and therefore no longer is.
Not because of improper care; but because of human-enforced rules and regulations.
Those that do not permit entry of agricultural products on US soil unless they are quarantined for a certain period of time. And our little oak tree didn’t survive this period of being cut off from a nourishing environment.
I’m sure you understand the metaphor by now.
What could “cutting ourselves from a nourishing environment” (or quarantining ourselves) mean in/on our spiritual paths?
We will ponder the question and gather on Thursday to honor the memory of this little tree—a casualty of the ‘human need to control its environment.’
Here is the French website where you can read the news:
Here is the link to the Facebook invitation: