Finding My Roots ~ Original painting

Finding My Roots ~ by Hannah Dorman

 

There is a tree, that is me

Growing on a rock, on the edge of a mountain

Held fast by roots I cannot see.

 

What my tree reveals above the solid rock is only part of me

The rest lies beneath...unseen.

 

To search for my roots I must look inward

And journey through the rock into the caves beneath.

 

As I loose sight of the daylight I am used to,

I stumble on rocks and grab out blindly in the dark to steady myself.

The deeper I go I feel afraid

 

Afraid of what I might find

Afraid of what I might not find

Afraid I might loose my way

 

I wonder

Should I turn back from this uncomfortable exploration

 

But then

 

I notice a flickering light

A candle in the dark that draws me on.

Further still I go

Outside sounds become muffled and die away

Just the

 

Drip

Drip

Drip

 

Of water hitting rock somewhere in the dark, echoing around the caves.

When I reach the candle I see in the distance another flickering light

And venture on.

Another light appears

Then another

And another.

 

A path is appearing before me

And I feel comfortI feel assured.

 

Then, around a corner...there they are...filling a huge cavern

 

My roots

 

Dangling down from the ceiling above

Glowing before me.

I walk amongst them

Untangling the ones that are knotted and un-attaching the ones that have become stuck so that they may grow freely now.

I marvel that all this lay beneath my tree and I never knew.

 

I close my eyes

 

Breathing in

Breathing out

 

I feel peace

 

And I know that I am home.

 

 

~ Original painting. Acrylic on wood ~

By artist Hannah Dorman

Finding My Roots ~ Original painting

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