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Bloom and Surrender

Surrender to the long lost feelings that grow

Beneath a robust apple tree, branches twist

And reveal it. To what desire must we play?

To what hope must we

Surrender?

To happiness, to life worth living.

And with minds turned upwards do we

Carefully step over the beds of petal mothers

Or lumber through. Lest caution breed

Regret. And with regret comes disdain.

Rule the heart with love. No desire too great

To be squished by the quarrelling voices of

The mind. Which surrenders

To the feelings planted

Bloom the robust apple tree.

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The Tree and the Cat

“Ah,” said the cat, “how I wish to be independent, live alone, and not grieve for anyone.”

Does this darkness have a name? This cruelty, this hatred, how did it find us? Did it steal into our lives or did we seek it out and embrace it? What happened to us that we now send our children into the world like we send young men to war, hoping for their safe return, but knowing that some would be lost along the way. When did we lose our way? Consumed by the shadows. Swallowed whole by the darkness. Does this darkness have a name? Is it your name?
—  Lucas Scott “One Tree Hill” 3x16