Quotes – Rest & Shelter

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” ~Matthew 11:28-29

“Friendship is a sheltering tree.” ~ Samuel Coleridge

I always noticed this tree on Block Island, RI, as we walked the path to Clayhead Beach. Its wide branches seemed to invite me to climb, lay upon the branches, and rest. I easily imagined myself in repose there with a book in hand, a blanket draped over a bough, a pillow beneath my head. This daydream still lives on in my heart whenever I think of the path and the tree. To me, it seems to be a bit of heaven on earth.

I wish for you the finest rest on this Sabbath Day.

This post is part of Sunday Trees.

11 thoughts on “Quotes – Rest & Shelter

  1. Kathy,
    This tree picture is one showing serenity. It is like you said, one can imagine lying down on a bough and dreaming dreams. It would protect from the elements too. I love the thought.
    Peace be upon you too, my friend.
    Susie

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      1. Our live oak has blue lichen patches. A few years ago an insect friend (bark lice) covered the tree in its web, ate the lichen which can be harmful to the tree, wound up its web and moved onto the next tree. It happened at Halloween to add to the spooky feel!

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