As the
pass —
a part of
us changes —
dies &
we grow up —
the heart


About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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19 Responses to Heartwood

  1. I really like this…especially the ending.

    • Thank you, Ron! Glad you enjoyed it, my friend 🙂 Over the years, a part of me dies like the heartwood of a tree, yet life grows on, renewing hope, fortifying my being. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!
      Tyler 🙂

  2. So very true – wish it weren’t so…

    • Thank you, my friend! Me too. In order to grow, we must adapt to changes within ourselves and the environment. This may seem like an inconvenience now, but it will strengthen our integrity and courage to face new challenges in the future. The part of us that continues to live in spite of all the hardships will break through the gloom to see sunshine and blue skies. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend 🙂

  3. Kenne says:

    so true – I like your images of the heart.

  4. andyarticles says:

    I like that you use “thickens” rather than “hardens”….

    • Thank you kindly, Andy! I’m not that cynical 🙂 Also, thickens suites the metaphor of outward tree growth (adding new rings of truth to the learning curve), plus this hardwood tree is already hardened enough 😉 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, my friend!

  5. In the Stillness of Willow Hill says:

    Our heart may thicken on the outside, but I think it softens on the inside.

  6. Dalo 2013 says:

    Always a bit sad as the idealist turns into a cynic…never thought it would happen to me, alas…

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