Friday, 29 April 2011

Five years…

Today is Tom’s fifth Angel Anniversary.
Five years.

Tom's horse chestnut tree 2011

Near his grave, there is a horse chestnut tree and each autumn we collect shiny brown conkers and put them under his headstone.  Two years ago, I noticed that there was a tiny tree beginning to grow from one of them after it had lain there for some time.  I brought it home and potted it up.  It now grows in my garden having being given life from a life that has gone.
I have learnt a new phrase: mono no aware.  One that I stumbled upon recently and that resonates with me profoundly.  I think of it each time I look at my tree.

Tom's horse chestnut tree 2011 (2)

Five years.

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