Looking back only once, The Wandering Tree ventured deep into the Deserts beyond, stopped before a Great Dune, then fell to the ground. Distant in the Deserts beyond was rumored a new Forest - A grove seeded from one single Tree.
Thank you God for not giving up on me despite how many times I give up on you. Thank you Vickie, Veronica, Amy, Shea, Vera, Nora, Beth, Erica, Kore, Karen, Adriana and Candice - it was worth it. Thank you Simran for your alluring voice. Thank you, whoever you are that haunts my dreams - I hear you. Thank you Son, for keeping me planted long enough to tell my tale and for reminding me of my own First Self. Thank you Mutti for being the first Tree I knew to let go her roots. Thank you Father for your intellectual excellence, glowing heart and for naming this Path. Thank you Hafiz, my Brother for keeping me laughing each night by the campfire and being my friend on this journey. Thank you existence - because every Obstacle you place before me becomes the beacon of the Path I must take.
I have journeyed to mountain tops and have been lost in the valleys within their shadows. With no more beasts left to conquer, I am faced only with my First Self. I fight and let go... and as my body falls... I will have found my Second Self.