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The Pool and The Trees

Connections with Trees and Water Indoors

I slide out, from feet thrust against the tiles, through silk as I push the water behind me, barely a ripple. It slips and sloops around, aquamarine and cobalt. The light silver where it slips in through the windows, grey sky with long dark twigs, fingers reaching across. Reality bends and curves as I swim, my presence slow ripples and undulations across the surface tension of the water.

Sound has become liquid as voices have disappeared into echoes. I am weightless.

Wait less, more presence. In the moment in the pool.

The trees reach through the window stretching across the water before disappearing and reappearing in ripples, circles, and globular patterns. They dance in and out of vision. Me and the trees and swimming in the pool. Silent I swim, and silent they dance, the water pulling us into it, melting present, we’re held weightless and timeless.

As the seasons change, the patterns change from burnt umber to pale and dark greens to russet, but the aquamarine remains the same.

Sometimes the sky is blue, at others pewter and I, with my pale skin, continue to swim with the trees as my witness reaching out to me holding me in their energetic embrace patterned in the pool.

Emotions come and go, the body, is still here. There are no people to pester only, me and the trees and the water.

Even though I move up and down the pool still I am held in the blue. Even though there is glass between me and the outside world, still I feel the pull of the trees. “We see you” they say to me “and we grow as you move. Like you though you may tread water seeming as though nothing is happening, we still have a heart beat in the winter. And when you sink, eventually you push off from the bottom once more and we are here unfurling our leaves in the spring”.

Life continues, and slowly, I start to smile.


Amanda Claire

AST is a volunteer run Not For Profit planting trees, take a look at the shop. :-)

My articles take time and energy to research and write. I ‘pass the hat around’ and invite you to 'put a penny in the hat' :-).

I live with a disability and I'm passionate about enabling people to 'Live With Art And Soul.'

I'm the founder of Ancient and Sacred Trees, an MA Archaeology student, artist, teacher, healer, storyteller and land guide. I love trees, history and the healing power of Mother Nature and sacred connection.


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