More tall the tree, more big the wind…

Yes, very deep.  But what does it actually mean?

Well, imagine a dense forest.  It’s full of leafy trees swaying to the tune of the wind.

But there is one tree towering over all the others.  Scratching at clouds as it reaches towards a lofty sky.

By asserting itself above the rest of the forest it, alone, takes on the full force of the wind.

There are no friendly, neighbourhood tall trees to share the buffeting effects.

There’s no let up from the relentless, remorseless wind as it whips leaves into shreds and tries to tear limbs from the trunk…

More tall the tree, more big the wind.

So much more poetic than ‘sticking your head above the parapet’, don’t you think?

Thank you, Bali, for such a lovely phrase.

Advertisements
Leave a comment

Would love to hear from you...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: