Leaving The Tree (Oct. 10, 2010)

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One of many Friday Reflections I have written as a 4th Grade Teacher.

Submitted: January 05, 2011

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Submitted: January 05, 2011

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Mr. Casten's Friday Reflection (10.22.10)
Leaving the Tree
The leaves on the trees change colors before our eyes. They provide a spectacular array of colors to delight our minds. Often, we notice them for a moment and then move on with our ever busy lives.
Then...they're gone.
A memory only to be rekindled next Fall.
The magical beauty of a leaf changing from the brilliant green to itsinevitable departure from the tree can be held in awe if only one takes the time to not only notice it, but follow it.
Choose a tree. Find a leaf. Watch it every day. You'll see the delicate veins begin to pop out a bit as the edges slowly lose their chlorophyll; producing a slight line of perhaps yellow. The leaf wilts a bit as time passes and other colors introduce themselves. Its beauty is individual yet part of a whole scene, that envelope the parts of our minds that seek color in our world. The leaf, then hangs, almost lifeless and the colors seems to drip away from it...the stem is weak as it hangs onto to its life-giving tree. Without warning, the wind takes the leaf on a new journey. Away from its tree and away from its admirer.
It's time to slow down.
Children are much like leaves. They change so quickly; especially if we do not take time to really notice them...who they are; their "colors" so to speak. They, too, will leave their tree...their life giving home and journey into the world. Capture their essence now, while they are still part of your tree.
Mr. C
Oct. 22, 2010
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