releasing young trees
Walking through the woods at the convent, which is in the sandhills region of South Carolina, I noticed a few young longleaf pines, some still in the grass stage. From the forestry I have learned from my current project I was thinking "someone ought to cut down the scrub oak so that the longleaf have enough sun to grow." Foresters call that releasing the seedlings.
I laughed that I was worrying about forestry instead of spiritual matters, but then I realized it is good symbolism. I'm trying to get out of old patterns and let some sun in to what is growing inside me.