Trees Are Big, People Are Small

Big Trees

Starting a new post is a very important rite for me. It is almost devouteful. Every time I touch magical buttons on my notebook I feel concentrated, deadly serious and excited. Writing gives me a huge wave of energy and, at the same time, exhausts me till the last drop. I usually do not know about what I will write, my fingers and imagination are running into each other, as a result, you are forced to read my unpretentious stories. I pity you a lot, I can be often philosophical and not much entertaining. I guess it is not so right. Our life is already too complicated, so by entering this wordpress world we are eager to relax and have fun, we do not need to think too much. I absolutely agree with you.

Fall ImpressioWriting for me is great fun and work, but very relaxing. In my childhood I also liked to make up different stories and even more I particularly enjoyed the impromptu scene-writing exercises because of how liberating they felt. I asked my younger cousins to play with me. Poor they are, they had no choice – they were my actors. I got used to play between big trees where I felt myself so small, tiny, almost invisible…

Colorful Tree World

Many years passed since that time, but my imagination still plays tricks on me. And I love walking between trees with the sun poking its way through the branches and wondering what do they think of us. Do not they feel giant compared to us? Do not we feel too small compared to them? Haven’t you ever thought about it? Nope, I see. Such strange thoughts can appear only in my crazy head. Hey, wait a minute, I think you are not so honest with me, you have crazy ideas, you are just ashamed of them and afraid to tell. Oh, I caught you!

I Look At You

How about such quote “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”  (John Muir). Well-said, isn’t it? He was a wisdom man. Sometimes I feel that trees and nature might help me clarify how this world works. Nature laws are so obvious and right. Stronger eats weaker, bigger conquers smaller. Weaker has no chance to survive. Seasons are changed. Old leaves are fallen. So simple and complicated as well. In life – not. Why? I did not find an answer yet and you? That’s why I like nature more than real life. It can be good to hide between these big and colorful trees. Ops, yes, here among powerful trees I will not be able to write and talk to you, there is no network and electricity, no, this variant is not good. At least I tried!

Autumn Forest

Trees look at us bottom-up. Maybe this is the reason why I feel myself so small. And you, not? Aha, your should be 1.90 metres high then. Lucky you are. However, most of us are still small. And not only due to our height, but also because of our missions. Every newly born has a special mission. Each mission is very important and unique, but not each is well appreciated.

Damn Pretty

For example, many of us have simple life, usual jobs and hobbies. None of us are genius, billionaire, philanthropists. We do not discover new planets, develop new devices or save somebody’s lives. Some of us just sit in their office and do something not too difficult.  At first sight, it really seems so. In reality – not exactly. We are little mechanisms of the large system. In case the slightest detail is lost, then it does not work. In fact, we are not so small. Everybody does something very important, which makes this world spin. Do not forget about it when you are in your office and feel unimportant. It is not right, everyone is extremely important and irreplaceable. Evaluate yourself and be proud of your achievements. Paradoxically I am telling you something what I should remind myself constantly since I have big problems with self-assurance and self-esteem. I also receive a lesson from my post. Fantastic!

Covered

In conclusion, there are no small people, only big trees, I mean tall trees. They look at us and have fun. They see how an old lady walks with her dog, who is very similar to her owner (unbelievable resemblance), or two ladies who discuss their love affairs when they were young. Later they recognize a pair – man and woman, maybe friends, not yet lovers, whose sympathy towards each other is obvious for people around.

As Slim As Trees

Or sweet little squirrels who run here and there. Funny creatures arrange their houses before winter and gather food for colder period. Life is busy for them now, no time for fun. Hold on, no, they can have fun with us, people, when we tease them with nuts and try to make photograph. Poor squirrels, they cannot understand what do we want from them, they hide from big cameras like celebrities from paparazzi. 

Hungry Squirrel

Life goes on, seasons are changed, leaves are fallen. 

Leaves Are Fallen

Bright colors turn to grey and white.

Turn to Grey and White

We are trapped in constant circle, the seconds hand of the clock race ahead…tick-tuck…I wish it could stop…please not so fast!!!

Trees are Naked

Nature is ready for winter already, not the same with us. I do feel so small, while trees are too high…

 Too High

Yours Ann

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83 thoughts on “Trees Are Big, People Are Small

    1. Anil, I am truly happy to know you enjoyed it. I wrote it before going to bed and I hardly followed my thoughts, they were quickly running in my head. I felt so great and even more when I read your sweet comments! Take care and enjoy evening!

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      1. Ann, its all in imagination to reply to your “Sweet Dream”. 🙂 Instantly the poem came in my mind and thought of sharing with you. Thanks a billion for liking it!!

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      2. I suppose your description is brighter, I mean the girl you saw is more beautiful. I am too usual girl and green-eyed as well. Ok, my complexion is not so bad, I can call myself slim, although I like working on it. You know our imagination is always better than reality! that’s why I like dreaming!

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      3. I don’t know how it almost matched with you ! So, you too are a not less beautiful ? True, imagination is always better than reality- that’s why my imaginary girls are always beautiful! One more thing, external beauty is not everything, inner beauty is the real beauty. Thanks Ann, for such beautiful interactions and discussions. Take care!

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    1. Thank you for kind words! Yeah, in childhood we saw everything in out own way or maybe we still do now as well. I enjoy looking around and finding tiny details that are so interesting. This world is amazing! Thank you for visiting my blog! It means a lot!

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  1. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog Ann, it was very kind of you to compliment my photos. My only aim with them is to bring happiness and to leave a legacy of the world as I saw it so that when I am gone, others can look through my eyes in wonder. You have a lovely expressive style in your writing which is a joy to read, so I look forward to following your future posts. Enjoy the beauty of autumn! Best wishes, Paul.

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    1. Paul, your nice words are a sweet balsam for my soul, thank you a lot! I do hope I deserve your compliments. You have a great aim. Let’s stay in touch, I look forward to reading your posts too! Have a lovely sunny autumn day! Take care!

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  2. estelea

    Your pictures as always are so stunning! I feel the same when I am back home in Autumn, or anytime I am wandering in a forest. Nature reminds us about our place, our size. So beautifully 🙂

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    1. You caught my message so right and your compliments are so rewarding and encouraging! Your opinion about my posts means a lot and I always look forward to seeing it under my posts! Take care, dear Stephanie!

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  3. Very beautiful post Ann! You enjoy your beautiful fall colors while they last. Soon enough you’ll experience the magical first snow fall 🙂

    BTW John Muir is my favorite poet. I have never been so interested in poetry (shame on me,) but John Muir speaks to my heart.

    Have a wonderful day!
    /Maria

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    1. Thank you so much,dear Maria! I can tell you that I also have never been so interested in poetry, but now something started to change in me. I started to notice more, read more and being interested. And it’s really amazing how many there are unknown for me! Thank you, lovely day for you!

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  4. Hello Ann:

    I just finished reading your post about big trees and small people. To be candid with you, I never thought of that. I just looked up and enjoyed the view. Anyway it’s a new perspective between tall and smalll—they even rhyme well.

    I loved your visual work. The color of the leaves and the exposure is great. You have a nice way to capture reality. Those trees and squirrels look so full of life. Thank you for sharing.

    Bye,

    Omar.-

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  5. Great post! Very well written, full of emotions! I liked reading it! 🙂
    The photos are wonderful, I can imagine them on my room walls, however, it can be diffciult to choose! The squirrels are so cute ones! 🙂

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  6. Such an inspiring post Ann! Loved this sentence- ‘Everybody does something very important, which makes this world spin.’
    And how do you manage to click photos of squirrels so beautifully? I always manage to scare them away..lol

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    1. Shamira, that’s not easy and before it I usually have hundreds of tries. But I try not to move and stay away from them on some distance, before this I also give them nuts, it seems they know me and trust more. It’s really tricky, I just have experience and luckiness, and I adore them, they make me smile especially when they check whether I have more nuts!

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      1. Ohh..so that’s the trick!! Maybe even I should try and give them nuts.. I hope they will trust me and wont get scared (but like you said, even luck matters) 😀 Thank you so much Ann.. you are really sweet!

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  7. Beautifully said and yes humans are complicated, more so than they need to be. As for trees, they come and they go and many of them last for centuries. Same can’t be said for humans.
    Love the pictures. The colors are remarkable. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Dear Clare, your comment is so nice, I am hugging you for it! This park which trees you see is a very important place for me, here I feel myself so relaxed and inspired! I work not far from it and anytime I go there I feel so lucky, unique and best place in the whole world! I am glad you could visit it with my post!

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