A Tree is a Cathedral

 

 

Over the weekend, while I wandered in Hyde Park, Thich Naht Hanh’s wonderful description of trees and nature kept coming to me, so I thought I would share his words alongside a few of my photographs…

By Thich Naht Hanh
A tree to me is as beautiful as a cathedral.  Even more beautiful.
I look into the tree and I see the whole cosmos in it.
I see the sunshine in the tree.  Without the sunshine no tree can grow.
I see a cloud in the tree.  Without a cloud there can be no rain and no tree.
I see the earth in the tree.  I see everything in the tree.
So the tree is where everything in the cosmos comes into.
And the cosmos reveals itself to me through a tree.
Therefore a tree to me is a cathedral.
And so I can take refuge in the tree and get nourished by the tree.
The tree belongs to the kingdom of God.
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  1. beautiful complements to one another, words and imagery.