Written for: Carpe Diem #988, Birch
The birch is a very strong tree and is able to adapt to its environment. If a forest has been destroyed by fire the first tree you will see return is the birch. The birch is a pioneer and takes root again to revive the landscape, it will even be a more beautiful landscape than it was before it was destroyed.
In this strong tree we can see a metaphor for our lives. If something has disturbed your life, for example death of a beloved one, than the birch will “push” you to go on with your life, to explore your emotions and how to give them a place in your life.
Paradoxically, while the birch is a brilliant symbol of renewal, it is also symbolic of stability and structure. The druids also held the birch as the keepers of long-honored traditions.
brings light to the world
© Chèvrefeuille (our host)
Here is my attempt:
gives us a sense of hope
in the form of a tree