Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Tree Of Life

Many of you have expressed interest and admiration for my sister in law's gorgeous wire-rapped Tree of Life necklaces. I don't blame you. They are amazing. If you are interested in getting one of your own, you can find her here.

The Tree of Life has become sort of a symbol for my book TRAIN WRECK. I love it because it represents connection with others. And I wrote that book for the many other survivors (men, women, children) who I have connected with in my life.

“The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky.”
 -Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry 

“In a real sense all life is inter-related. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be, and you can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be... This is the inter-related structure of reality.” 
 Martin Luther King Jr.

Hold tight to the people around you. Offer kindness to those you would otherwise pass by. We are all connected on this earth. 


Brinda said...

The necklaces are beautiful.

Rida said...

The necklaces are beautiful, and I love your last lines. So, so true.

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M.J. Fifield said...

I still love the necklaces.

The quotes you included, especially the Martin Luther King, Jr. quote, are really beautiful.

Alexis Bass said...

Thank you! I am so in awe of her talent.

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

I think those tree of life necklaces would make lovely gifts. I must pop over to your sister's site! bye!

erica and christy said...

When I chose the tree of life tattoo, it seemed to speak to me in so many ways. The interconnected-ness of people and nature, and of people to people. The roots and branches of our families. The death of old life/memories/hurts and the birth/growth of new.

I don't wear any jewelry, but if I did, this would be one of my first choices. Thanks for sharing again!

Anonymous said...

This is the first time I visited your books page. I can't wait to see your work published is all I can say.

Those are wonderful quotes. Thank you for sharing them.