An Olive Tree Bird (1176)
No more abandonings.
I’m planting an olive tree. My life. What I mean is, nobody takes the time to plant an
olive tree anymore. You need patience with
an olive tree. You can plant it and wait five years for the olives... maybe twelve years.
Yes, twelve years of nurturing, watering and pruning. The reward is not instant. Ah, instant gratification. I know, I get impatient too. But I’m trying, really trying, with my life, to plant an olive tree. Trying to give without worrying about the pay-off... The reward. Maybe it’s not about the fruit. Maybe it’s about the tree. Maybe it’s just about the growth itself. I want to have the patience, the beauty, the stamina,
the strength of an olive tree. And so I will put in the time, to learn, to love and to live... without measuring the sun, but only feeling its warmth. I offer this to you as well. I am here for you. No abandonings. For you, for me, I’m planting an olive tree.