Tuesday Photo Challenge – Twist

Frank has illustrated his challenge post today with an intriguing picture, so much so that I’m using it for my response.

Photo courtesy Frank Jansen Photography.

The Abbey was a place of sanctuary. No questions were asked, no-one was turned away, it was a place where solitude was paramount, confused perspectives unravelled and clarified, souls searched and peace found.
The Tree had been there for well over a century, a sentinel of magnificence and stability.
It was said that on stormy nights, it was not the wind howling through its branches, but The Tree’s pain as once again it twisted and turned to protect its charges within.
The defined contortions in the branches reflected times of conflict, uncertainty and potential surrender, but still The Tree stood tall, reaching for the sky to touch the heavens,  offering up its leafy canopy.
It was as if it had taken each penance into its embrace and moulded them to its structure.  In autumn, it shed its leaves like tears, a cleansing process of sorts, returning the good to earth where it could begin again.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour 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! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Tuesday Photo Challenge – Twist

  1. I see what you mean. The photo is captivating!

  2. Carol anne says:

    Trees are so strong! ❤

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