Thursday, November 26, 2015

So Goes the Fig Tree

     Yesterday I sat in my warm, cozy library and admired our new fig tree. I wondered if it might be an evergreen variety because it was so green and full of life. Not a leaf had turned yellow nor orange (not even brown) in our autumn air.


    But . . .


     Last night we experienced our first serious frost!


     As we speak, as I write, the leaves are falling off right before my eyes! Those large healthy green leaves now lay wilted in a pile on the cold ground.  


   I see four,


  now three 


shriveled leaves trying to hang on for my sake.


    Is there a spiritual lesson here?  I'll let you tell me. 


Happy Thanksgiving Day to everyone!