These tree roots are growing into the darkness without eyes to see what is ahead of them, drawn by the subtle mystery of Gravity to the heart of the Earth. Gravity, a mystery that holds all of us on the surface of the Earth, grounded perhaps, but this gentle force is more like a kindly luring of us closer to Earth’s heart.
And yet at the same time, the thickening branches have been stretching upward for a century and more.
The Star sends forth billions of photons of light energy in all directions into the universe. Most miss the tiny Earth in this Universe of billions of galaxies. Of those that arrive for this tree in particular, they are immediately absorbed and transformed into something new which never existed before, born all over again into colors by the tree and bark and visible roots which we and other creatures with eyes can see.
The Star, the Earth, and the Moon have an alluring quality which draws each closer to the other but also an opposing energy that keeps them apart, separate and distinct bodies of the Universe, much like the attraction and separateness of lovers. Imagine the joy of the tree as she receives the photons from the moon in the blacks and blues of night, whose photons have this alluring, drawing closer quality, and then the first photons of life and love from the Star, even before the Sky begins to be transformed into pinks and yellows. Such love from the Maker to create a universe that can as well create with rhythms and patterns our tiny minds cannot fathom, but we can express our wonder and amazement and joy. How do you experience the allurement of the sun and moon to draw closer?