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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Scars


Anyone who has been on this Earth for a while, will suffer some injuries. Sometimes the scar is visible and often it is not. We have all suffered from emotional trauma of one kind or another—and these scars often end up on the inside where they can't always be seen. But they are there with us every day and every night. Hopefully, these scars teach us things about ourselves and about other people. Hopefully, these scars make us stronger. Sometimes, these scars can even make us more interesting and maybe even more beautiful.

This tree bears it's scars both internally and externally—much the way many of us do. This tree is more interesting than most—because the barbed wire from some bygone day and some bygone farm, has been imbedded inside its trunk as it grew and lived. We cannot remove the wire without damaging the tree. The two parts are now one. This is how scars are. We get them and then we continue on with life. We cannot be separated from that leftover trauma without causing even more damage. The scar will be with us for as long as we are here.

—KJC

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2 Comments:

Blogger LDM said...

True words. Not much can be done but try and learn from the scars.

12:34 PM

 
Blogger Dave Robinson said...

This is one of your best pieces ever

5:30 AM

 

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