The Olive Branch

Seen as a symbol of peace, it’s common place to offer an imaginary olive branch to diminish conflict or build bridges over differences or estrangement.
In some instances, this only needs to done once, in others it takes two, three or even more to the extent that you wonder how many branches this wondrous tree actually has.
Doves are also connected with peace, so to see one with an olive twig in its beak must double the effort of importance and forgiveness.

Conflict weighs heavy on the soul, in the heart and on the mind.
Many of us have a deep capacity to care and love, but it’s not a bottomless pit.
Over the years, friendships and relationships falter and are sometimes seen as a personal failing and errors in judgement.

Whilst we may forgive, we don’t forget. Sometimes we can’t.
But the Olive Tree is forever sprouting new shoots. It just depends who picks one.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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5 Responses to The Olive Branch

  1. colinandray says:

    I believe a lot of people fail to grasp the difference between people … and what people do. I learned it with my two offspring when they both went “off the rails.” I was confronted with the reality that I can love my children, but I don’t have to love what they do. i.e. the two areas are kept totally separate. Recognizing that not only made my life so much easier, but once my two realized that I still loved them regardless, it made the “bridge mending process” so much easier years later. I use the same philosophy with friends … and have never regretted it.

  2. foguth says:

    I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award and a Mystery Blogger Award –
    Purrseidon >^.^<

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