Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Unreachable Fruit: (Unedited): 14 Aug 2013:

It is unwise to cut down the tree which bears the unreachable fruit. C.J.MacKechnie
My son the Bam Bam says this quote should be named "Anger Management" or "Unbearable fruit".
He is 15 and looks like the cartoon character. Except, way smarter.
I went out exploring the other weekend and found my way into the middle of a small forest/abandoned citrus grove in a rain and lightning storm. Not good for a guy who has issues with lightning and other electrical products. I came across an area where some homeless reside. No one was around. Then I came upon a citrus tree with still ripe oranges. I noticed an ingenious tool up in a branch where the oranges were. They were to high to be reached in any natural human way. There was a dead oak branch which could be easily pulled upon which lowered the branch where the oranges were. I thought very smart and very wise of that homeless person. No harm to the tree and the fruit is still alive on the branches until he/she was ready to eat.
When I got home. The family was upset and had gone out to look for me.

Yesterday afternoon as I was on my way home from work. I noticed the community Banana tree had been broken down and it's fruit taken. I was sad. I felt the greed and selfishness. I felt the anger which was needed to harm this tree. Thus, The writing of this quote today.
It is interesting that the homeless person or persons seemed to have more wisdom than those who lived in actual houses. 
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