The theme this week at Inspiration Avenue is
The Forest for the Trees
the inspiration of Judy, from Judy Goddard, Artisan.
I love trees, and got to thinking about them.
I know it's easy to miss the big picture
by concentrating too much on the details.
The opposite is also true. Sometimes we miss
something important by taking too broad a view.
Imagine . . . you're walking through the forest,
a chill wind blowing on a brisk November afternoon.
Leaves are underfoot, but none remain on the trees.
Easy to miss the entrance to a fairy domicile
tucked among the roots of an ancient oak tree. . .
Even though the lights are blazing and smoke
from the cooking fire is pouring out of the chimney?
You might think the tiny lights and the moss-green door
are some last bright autumn foliage.
And that pungent, smoky aroma . . . isn't that just
the smell of burning leaves in the November dusk?
Look a little closer. . .
If you knocked on the door to beg for some warmth
in the autumn chill, would you be invited in?