After You Leave the Nest, What Then? Build a New Nest!

So, you get kicked out of the nest, right? Luckily, there are cherry trees. You can hide.

V0000290Robin Fledgling Without a Nest to Go To

You can wait there for the world to make sense.  Then you can eat it.


Cherries Growing from a Pit a Walker Spat Out 20 Years Ago

Fortunately, this all happens at the same time. Meanwhile, though, it’s scary out there.

V0000297When you have no nest, a cherry tree is a nest. Simple. Profound. It used to be that cherry trees were nests for our fledgling children. Not any more, but it wouldn’t be so hard to start the tradition again.



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  1. This post reminded me of one of my favorite bits of T. S. Eliot, from “Little Gidding”:

    We shall not cease from exploration
    And the end of all our exploring
    Will be to arrive where we started
    And know the place for the first time.
    Through the unknown, unremembered gate
    When the last of earth left to discover
    Is that which was the beginning;
    At the source of the longest river
    The voice of the hidden waterfall
    And the children in the apple-tree

    Not known, because not looked for
    But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
    Between two waves of the sea.


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