Willow emotions

willow tree

You watch!
like an old willow tree, denizen to the land
forlorn, always seen but never approached
and when they come, they never stay
preferring the majesty of that Angel-Oak over yonder
or the iridescent magnificence of the Japanese maple
They all leave you behind
Yet they want you to be there when they return
reaching for your willowy caress
whilst inside, you weep with loneliness
forever comforting, never comforted

the Japanese maple tree
The Angel oak

The perks of a willow. To stand for everyone and yet remain alone, to find joy in another’s happiness but never in your own.

Is this a curse or a blessing? At what point is being selfish the right thing to do?

And what is the difference between being selfish and having self-love?

50 Comments Add yours

  1. jenanita01 says:

    I prefer trees to most humans… they will never cripple your emotions with a thoughtless remark… and they care for us better than we deserve…

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah you’re definitely right, I was just relating human characters to trees, that’s all

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    2. judeitakali says:

      But trees really just keep giving, right from the very air we breathe

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  2. michnavs says:

    “forever comforting, never comforted”

    I love this line…and so true..you sit underneath a tree and you feel its encompassing love and warmth

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Definitely. I also added another layer of meaning beneath it, for those people who have been in that situation of giving and giving and never getting back.

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      1. michnavs says:

        I agree with you on that aspect..

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much, glad you like it

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  3. A tree is a multi level life giver, a life that we should treasure…lovely photographs and text my friend,
    All the best,
    Francisco

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you Francisco, I concur. I hope you’re okay in Spain

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      1. Thank you Jude. We are doing good. Hope your well and fine, take good care

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  4. Sadje says:

    Self love can seem like selfish to some people. But it should be a priority because if we can’t love ourselves, how will we love others.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Makes sense Sadje, except when one is Christian. Loving yourself has to happen hand in hand with loving others, you can’t switch one off to do the other

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      1. Sadje says:

        That’s true. Self love should not be too the exclusion of everybody else

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      2. judeitakali says:

        I think maybe designating time for you can go a long way

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  5. ellie894 says:

    How very lovely and full 🌷

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks Ellie, glad you like this and appreciate

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  6. memadtwo says:

    It’s hard to find the right balance between self and other. (K)

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Very true K, but it’s worth the struggle when you do

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  7. Jay Bleu says:

    I just know that you have to learn to love yourself before you really love others. Maybe love yourself and others equally.

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Yeah this is true. Be a you that you can love

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      1. Jay Bleu says:

        Wow that’s another good point! Be someone that you can love!

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      2. judeitakali says:

        😇thank you Jay, it’s so good to share thoughts with you

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  8. justcalmwildness says:

    Woow this is beautiful. Beauty of selflessness!!

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much. I guess selflessness is a gift and not a curse?

      Like

  9. Beautiful
    … and the images are amazing

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    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you. It’s great having you sharing your thoughts Luisa

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