From the ashes

The sun sets on another day…

Sunset was a pirouette of colorful cascading cyans and cranberries. The sky was a masterpiece of color.

I was thinking a great deal about beginnings and endings this week. Along with that the idea that sometimes you have to start fresh when life has burned you. There is a lot to it. Some of the ashes left will be from friends, some from enemies, but all of them do something you may not have considered. The lay groundwork.

At my house I have Jack Pines. Actually, a lot of them. A lot of people don’t know the Jack Pine, which is an annoying tree that grows fast and falls all the time has an interesting adaptation to fire. Fire starts their life. Fire is a catalyst to more. (Jack pine, although easily killed by fire, has developed serotinous cones that depend upon high heat to open and release the seeds) Why don’t we? Sometimes it is necessary to burn things down in order to grow, in fact sometimes it is necessary to consider starting anew when there is nothing left.

Now, I don’t really recommend this for all people. Sometimes though if it is time, a good change will make a new start something better. You know what, you will be building on fertile ground as well. You will have learned.

So as the sun sets on another day, ashes ashes we all fall down? Well, perhaps it is ashes ashes we begin anew and create something better than what was there before. Remember you are amazing, and make the world as amazing as you are, no matter what.

Sleep sweet, love life, and where are those matches?