"We're all just walking each other home." - - Ram Dass

Friday, December 9, 2011

five minute friday ~ Soul trees

This week's word: Color

As I pass by the glow of the trees in each child's bedroom, 
it occurred to me how the colors of each tree captured so much about them as people: 

Ms. Ava's tree is as she would say, "fancy nancy":

 a tree that is all flash, glitz, excitement.  
Her pink tinsel tree is adorned with feathers, glitter and a sense of style that screams past her three years, and all of my twenty eight years combined.

But...then again, so does she

Mr. Owen's tree is about as traditional as they come:

red and green, nutcrackers, planes, and candy canes.
The tree speaks to every christmas past and everything that is holy and good about the season.

My sensitive son, he speaks of that for humanity.
He is the reason I have hope for things to come, and the reason I desperately hold on to what has past.

so each night, I creep by their sleeping rooms, and bask in the colors of their little souls, 
warming the night.


  1. How absolutely beautiful. I really enjoyed this post, and I think it's wonderful that you let each child have their own tree in their room. I think I'll just adopt that custom, when my little one gets old enough not to try and eat the ornaments! :)
    The Beauty of Eclecticism

  2. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing the beauty of your family. <3

  3. what a sweet post. thanks for sharing a peek into your kids' hearts and souls! and i love the idea of trees in their rooms. very cool :-)
    blessings to you this day!

  4. Wow Tara, beautiful! :)

  5. Beautiful little ones and I love that they get their own tree. The Fancy Nancy Tree--I LOVE it!!! I also love how you write about your sweet hearts. Your Mama's heart is just beautiful.

  6. Love how you captured so much love in {color}! beautiful pictures, too.

  7. Beautiful kids--interesting description. Pretty amazing how people and tree couple. K