Wednesday, March 05, 2008



when was the last time
you climbed a tree?
i have wanted
to climb this
tree for

i was
little, i
often watched
my brothers jump
from a high branch
of the neighbor's
avocado tree.

i never did.
rather, i
the trunk
to the

one day
i decided
i should
stop being afraid
i climbed up
to that branch and jumped.


i broke my arm.

this was
one of many times
i broke my arm
trying to do
what they did.

i wonder
what that
about me.



Anonymous said...

I was a lousy tree climber, and every time I jumped, be it down from a tree, off a pier or over a fence, I always bruised a little more than my ego upon landing.
see you, g xx

Anonymous said...

I'd love to climb that tree too. I used to love climbing trees which is surprising as I'm actually quite afraid of heights. There's something about being in a tree though that make it feel safer to be up high. xo lj

wendy said...

it says that you kept pushing forward!

lisa solomon said...

it says that you conquer your fears and are willing to suffer through broken arms to give something a try.... :D

Joanna Goddard said...

that is so sweet!

Anonymous said...

this is a lesson i am trying so hard to teach my children (and, yes, to learn myself) - climb the tree. break the arm. find out who you are.

i needed this reminder at this moment. thank you for that.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet story. It shows that you are determined and doesn't give up easily (you are willing to give it a go).

mary jane said...

Some people grew up to climb trees! Read the great book Wild Trees! and amazing tree-climbing tale.

Anonymous said...

i wish i dared to climb trees... inspiring post.

julie said...

I remember that i loved to climb trees..i dont remember jumping down..
i think its great to take chances!!

This beauiful tree is just calling out to be climbed! xxx

ellyy said...

i wonder how many people have climbed that tree.

if it could talk i'm sure it would have many stories to tell...