a world discovered under a tree

In a field near a stream there was a spot that held a child’s hand.  It was a spot so peaceful and serene that it belied the chaos that surrounded it.  The child would sit for hours transported by stories of heroines; a pilot before her time, teachers leading the blind and then in turn being led,  a girl with unimaginable bravery hidden away,  Stories of compassion, adventure, strength and courage.

All these stories treasured in a spot that was a magical as the stories themselves.  On the edge of a field near a quiet stream was a tree, a magnificent tree, a massive oak tree that towered over everything around.  For many a summer it was the shelter for a little girl.  A place to go to become lost in the magic of a book and to wonder of the possibilities beyond the shade of its leaves.

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5 Responses to a world discovered under a tree

  1. larmour2014 says:

    Is that child you? What a great image!

  2. Kate Schwarz says:

    what a great setting for an adventure or just…some quiet moments. if you take the sprinkling of passive voice out, I think it’d be even stronger than it already is. good work!

  3. kmurphy1027 says:

    Beautiful! I can picture this tree…and the child underneath it.

  4. Amy Boyden says:

    “On the edge of a field near a quiet stream was a tree, a magnificent tree, a massive oak tree that towered over everything around. For many a summer it was the shelter for a little girl.” Really enjoyed this image

  5. I’m overwhelmed by the beauty of your words and the sense of peace they create for me. This is wonderful!

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