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TAYLOR'S TIDBITS: Glimpses of green PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Thursday, 28 July 2011 16:42

When I close my eyes, I can still feel the sun on my skin. Always there even when I can’t see it. But reliably nurturing growth.

Sun that is raising green leaves, emerald fields of corn that begin with a timid sprout from the naked earth’s dirt. These rays transform that sprout to a stalk, as its top just keeps getting taller. Getting bigger. Getting stronger.

When fields of green corn are all around us this time of year, I can’t help but remain in awe of their growth. And how we all reflect a little of their green.

With a whoosh and a splat, irrigation water covers these plants. Dependable drops of life, coating leaves that have a distinct surface. A texture that when touched, feels like the velvet that also covers the nose of a horse. Tender and vulnerable. Like us all.

There are times in our life when we are halted by amazement. Like walking through a matured field of corn, we see how our own life is tasseling. How far we’ve come since that first budding leaf emerged from the ground. How tall we’ve grown.

This summer has reminded me. That sun, that water—will keep on splattering and shining. My roots will be sustained, my leaves nourished. Even when I can’t see the daily growth, after the summer is over the stalks will tower above my head.

It may not seem like much at the time. But even the small and steady will stubbornly shoot up green growth.

We all are growing strong. Even when we can’t see it day by day. There is an unfailing foundation beneath us, rich with nutrients. A providing system, a nourishing sun. Stalks that smile when its light hit them.

Close your eyes and feel the warmth. Rejoice in your green.