Sometimes it is important to sit under a tree.
You can rest from
all the glare and heat.
God did not intend for us an endless panting –
nor a sweat which drains.
So drink in the breezes.
Stop yourself and rest.
For this is what the trees know…
they understand from their deepest root
that their shade is their best work –
and they are happy to share it.
Trees know what it feels like
to live as created to be.
There is no better peace
Copyright© Cynthia Cady Stanton, 2019
Artwork by Martha Harris. To see more of her work, go to artisticflarings.blog.