Climbing tree's

As a child you climb trees, sometimes for the joy of being so high up, sometimes to escape from stampeding hordes of dinosaurs and dragons, sometimes just to escape from the feeling of being bound to the earth.
As we get older we climb tree’s for different reasons, we climb them to escape the noises of Mummy shouting at Daddy, sometimes we climb them with a friend and watch the clouds go by.

Teenagers climb different kinds of tree’s mainly, some times we still climb the old oak or maple but mainly teenagers climb tree’s made of happy memories and far off places, maybe you climb that old oak with someone one day and you sit there holding hands, maybe they lean across and rest their head on your shoulder, maybe they lean across and press you against a branch while they kiss you.
There is one tree that all people face from wen they hit puberty to the day they die. It’s an apple tree, everyone’s apple tree is different. Everyone approaches their apple tree different, some people avoid it, some people are so deeply curious they venture a little closer and either walk away or get a little to close, some people run to the apple tree, either for a sense of being strong enough to ignore it’s coaxing or because they want temptation in their lives.

Ah do you understand now? how do you approach your apple tree? Do you approach it at all? Or do you sneak glances every now and then? Are you one of the few who runs in for the joy of being able to overcome the temptation? Or Are you one of the people who found a tiny apple seed when you where younger without knowing what it would become later and nurtured it because it brought you some shred of happiness?

Should you change your course? Or are you happy with how you approach the tree?
Maybe you should take a step back if you can and think of what saying no to temptation a little more often could do to your life.
Maybe you should take the risk and climb to one of the lower forks in the tree instead of looking on from far away.

But be warned the best apples are at the top, if you clim all the way to the top will you be able to climb down? Or will the dizzying height stop you? Maybe that won’t be it at all, maybe once you are up there you won’t be able to climb down, not because you can’t, but because you don’t want to.

Climbing tree's

A boy called Star

Melbourne, Australia

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hmm… a little weird maybe, but sometimes you do need to ask yourself the questions

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