Stand tall

Messages from a Beech tree.

Sometimes we can feel like the world is telling us we take up too much space; people want us to be quieter, less emotional, less excitable. We feel like the children of history that should be seen and not heard, and sometimes we feel we shouldn’t even be seen.

Today Beech told me to stand tall. It’s not a case, it explained, of taking up the space meant for other people; it is space we have by birthright.

It showed me how, even though it stood tall and strong, in its own space, other trees and plants tucked in around, taking their own space too.

Stand tall, take up the space that was always yours. Be tall and proud like a Beech tree.

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