Growth Gap

I sat
Staring transfixed at the white gap
In the leaves of the naturally perfect tree
The tree planted and left to do its own thing
Nurtured by sun wind and rain
The gap the shape of the tree itself
The shape of a cluster of leaves
White grey like the clouds surrounding it
The heart of the tree exposed
I stared as the soft rain fell
Healing rain
Obliterating sight of the gap
Only the dark silhouette of the tree visible
Solid comforting secure

~ adgray © 2006

Growth Gap


Frankston, Australia

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Artist's Description

14 -07-06
[Mother’s Day]

I wrote this the day I saw my children for the first time after the 556 days of not seeing them, not knowing where they were, how they were, if they were. We had just been in the contact center where for two hours strangers watched my children and I heal the wound their father created … and they had cried at the injustice.
I didn’t cry until I was away parked in the carpark and staring mindlessly at the tree until my body could react with the immensity of the relief … they were alive after all.

I wrote this blind with tears
and when I looked up the world was gently crying with me!

November 22nd 08
I have found a picture of a tree that reminds me of this tree
Strength by the stunning Caroline Gorka

I hope you will see it as I do.
Thank you! ♥

October 2009

More to come!
Chookas! ♥



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